Category Archives: View from the Road

Wandering thoughts.

The Longer FOGCon Post (With Photos!)

I think I went to as many readings this year as panels at this year’s FOGCon. That suited me fine. Readings at FOGCon are uniformly wonderful and 2020 was no exception. The first one I went to featured Daniel Marcus, … Continue reading

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A Taste of FOGCon

Later this week I will put up a longer post on last weekend’s FOGCon 10. This intimate convention, held in Walnut Creek, is still my favorite. They bring in great guests, have interesting programming, and keep attendance small enough that … Continue reading

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The Mission District Murals

We climbed the path out of the underworld and emerged into a place of light, color, the smell of food, and music. (Okay, it wasn’t really the underworld, it was BART, but allow me some literary license.) This was the … Continue reading

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Juliette Wade at Borderlands Books

Juliette Wade’s debut novel, Mazes of Power, came out last week. On Saturday, February 8, she read from it and answered questions at Borderlands Books in San Francisco. Juliette was interviewed by friend and fellow writer Deborah Ross, who is … Continue reading

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Day Four: The Exiles Return

Day Four: Tuesday, around 10:00 am, after Liam thoroughly trounced me at Pokemon, we headed home. Traffic was light. The sky was pinkish-copper and my throat and nostrils itched with the smoke as soon as I went outside. We drove … Continue reading

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Day 2/Day 3: The Things We Carried

Day Two, Sunday: David and Tracey Jackson made room for us in their household, which includes a ten-year-old, a seven-year old and a dog, with no muss and no fuss. At least, that’s how Tracey made it look. A longtime … Continue reading

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Day 1 and Day 2; Feeling Like a Refugee

Day One: Saturday. We heard we were under an Evacuation Warning. The fire was 40 miles northeast of us but there was fear it would jump the freeway as it did in 2017. We were anticipating a serious “wind event,” … Continue reading

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Harvest Time at the Farmers Market

It’s harvest season; late summer, early fall, when squash, pumpkins, apples, pears and tomatoes are in. Leafy greens still abound, and the market is a festival of bright autumnal colors. Even the spindly trees in the plaza join in, turning … Continue reading

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The Circus Came to Town

Flynn Creek Circus gave several performances at the Sebastopol Grange. This small family circus works closely with youth circuses and non-profit circus camps. Like most small venues, the focus is on tumbling, ropes and rings, juggling and magic tricks. No … Continue reading

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MCWC, 2019

The high point of this year’s writing conference was learning that several of my consigned book sold in the conference bookstore. I wheedled the day-one bookstore employee into letting me put out five to start with; that was two more … Continue reading

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