Tag Archives: Berkeley

SoCal Book Tour

Traveling is both the privilege and the curse of a writer’s life. I spent the the end of March driving all over Southern California, some time in LA followed by a long stint in the Inland Empire. I did three … Continue reading

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Pretty Damned Good Day

I applied to speak at commencement about two weeks before the due date. I didn’t think I had any kind of a chance to win, but I tried really hard to avoid repeating anything I’ve said in my columns at … Continue reading

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Teachers

The other day in my Chernin class, we were asked to talk about our favorite teachers. At the time, I mostly named professors I’ve had at Cal because the people in my group are all looking for tips on who … Continue reading

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Pawn Shop in a College Town

  At a pawn shop in a college town You can buy the pieces to a better life   Instruments someone else learned to play And a graphing calculator that will save your ass during finals Jewelry from grandma Hocked … Continue reading

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