Monthly Archives: June 2021

I’ll Be On Story Hour!

On Wednesday, July 7, 2020, I’ll be a guest on Story Hour, along with Vancouver-based horror writer Can Wiggins. I’ll be reading two pieces of flash fiction. The Story Hour archives are on Facebook. Writer Daniel Marcus founded Story Hour … Continue reading

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Djinn Patrol on the Purple Line

In Deepa Anappara’s debut novel, voices of hope provide a counterpoint to a backdrop of despair. Leading the chorus is nine-year-old Jai. Jai and his friends Faiz and Pari are determined to find the schoolmate who has disappeared from their … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now #18: Backing out of Lockdown

The second quarter of 2020 was stressful for me. There was a highly contagious, life-threatening virus making the rounds, and absolutely zero national response. We had a president who openly lied about the seriousness, often making things up on the … Continue reading

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Gallery Bookshop, Mendocino, Now Has Copper Road!

On Wednesday, The Gallery Bookshop became the latest store to carry Copper Road. Availability now stretches from San Francisco to Mendocino! Well, kind of. Here is the current list of shops that carry the book on consignment. Gallery Bookshop, at … Continue reading

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The Virus Collaborator

There’s an eatery in Mendocino Village whose owner took pride in preventing his employees, or customers, from wearing face coverings during the long months we’re been facing the novel coronavirus. In the early stages of the pandemic he put up … Continue reading

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The Way We Live Now #17: Litter

More and more people are now fully vaccinated against the coronavirus. It’s starting to show in many ways. There are more people on the sidewalks, more traffic, more people going to the coast or taking trips. And face masks are … Continue reading

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