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A Year Later

Today I went to my department’s composition program meeting, several hours of talking about new SLOs (student learning outcomes), being reminded about the Writing Center and other on-campus services, and so on. Afterward, I ate lunch with Jesse and picked up a few groceries before coming home. Now I am thinking about this time last […]

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The Elements

A little quiz. For those of you who know both Jesse and me, who would you say would be more likely to be the bleeding heart at the sight of sad-looking people holding out cups asking for spare change? (You answered me, right?) I mean, when I was a kid I once saw a man […]

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Final Days

My last week here, I’ve been making sure to visit some of the neighborhoods I’ve never seen before. It’s amazing how much of the city the tourists never see. Those are always my favorite spots. Chinatown? Thrilling, beautiful, wonderful–but insanely crowded, expensive, and overrun with tourists. Inner Richmond is the city’s second Chinatown, and you […]

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Why Am I Here?

Whenever people find out I’m in San Francisco for the entire month of July, they ask why. This is a perfectly reasonable question, one I’d ask too were the situations reversed. However, I still haven’t exactly figured out how to answer that question. Why am I here? First and foremost, to write. A large chunk […]

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The First Half

Today I thought–now, I have made it through the first half of 2011. I’m about to start the second half. It feels good to think of the year in this way, because I don’t have to wait for January for a fresh start. I’ll just have a little New Year’s celebration in July. The first […]

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