Writing

To Rebuild or Not to Rebuild

Blueprints

After losing our home in the Tubbs fire in October of 2017, we finally just broke ground on our rebuild a few weeks ago and are scheduled to pour our foundation in about a week – over 18 months later. But back then, we didn’t necessarily know what we were going to do. Should we…

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1906 Earthquake Commemoration and Lyrics to “San Francisco”

1906 Earthquake Commemoration - 2018

The Annual 1906 Earthquake Commemoration Every year in the early morning hours of April 18th, a group of people gather at Lotta’s Fountain in San Francisco to commemorate the anniversary of the 1906 earthquake and fires. It’s not a large group – sometimes it seems like the press outnumber the attendees. Folks, many who have…

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Be Alive, Don’t Just Survive

Quiet Lightning

Inspiration can come from anywhere I recently attended Quiet Lightning’s event Sparkle & Blink 98, a curated submission-based reading of writers and poets in San Francisco. I haven’t been to a reading event in a while, so this was a really great event to attend. I got to meet other writers and get inspired on…

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Top 5 Things I Learned at the San Francisco Writers Conference

San Francisco Writers Conference

Last week I attended my first ever writers conference, the 2018 San Francisco Writers Conference. I went into it being pretty sure I wanted to make writing my new career. The experience affirmed this decision and then some. Deciding to be a writer, if you’ve ever been there or imagined what it would be like, is…

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Course Correction: I’m a Writer

After making a career for myself in web technology, I have decided to make a change. From now on, I will be identifying as a full-time writer. Yes, I said it. WTF? Why?? I’m crazy. I know, you don’t have to tell me. I’ve been making good money building websites at One Day Labs. I’m…

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