I found a post on my Facebook page about a program called Reading Partners, funded by AmeriCorps, and it explained that there were schools in my neighborhood that were looking for volunteers to be reading tutors for kids in the elementary schools.
Reading. I take it for granted that I can read and have been reading for I don’t remember how long. I don’t recall if I had … Read the rest
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In the jungle of offices at Rackspace on the South of Market tech hub, Shahin Shadfar sits at a desk cluttered with tech parts and points to his latest creation, an app called Zurf which is the latest in a string of successes for the San Francisco transplant. While Shadfar has gained a reputation for an innovative entrepreneur in Houston and Boston as well as San … Read the rest
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Long before Congress passed the Affordable Care Act (ACA) in 2010, San Francisco offered affordable healthcare to all residents. The Healthy San Francisco program costs substantially less than private health insurance plans.
Tse Dong Chow, a typical user, is waiting to see a doctor at North East Medical Services, a large community clinic in San Francisco’s Chinatown. He’s a trim and energetic 60-year-old wearing a pressed … Read the rest
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“It’s the dream city at the edge of the continent, an exotic jumble of cultures, a fogbound oasis offering freedom and escape for people hoping to shed the past and begin anew.” San Francisco Chronicle THE LITERARY SCENE / San Francisco, Writers’ Heaven April 14, 1996.
• Writers come to San Francisco in part because of the romance of the City by the Bay, or as the famed San Francisco … Read the rest
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When I decided to write my book, many years ago, I was committed. I had what I called “Fire in the Belly.” That is what it took for me to stay with it. I had passion and conviction that the story was important. It was history that had never been public. I needed to set the record straight, and I believed in myself that I was … Read the rest
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Well-researched and brilliantly written, Taking Aim At The President: The Remarkable Story Of The Woman Who Shot At Gerald Ford by Geri Spieler explores the life of one of the two women who attempted to assassinate the president. … Read the rest
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I’m part of a large club of writers who hates to market ourselves. We can go into the whole “introvert” thing, blah, blah, blah.
But, it’s true. Just leave me alone with my computer and let me do my job. I’m good at it and love what I do, which is write. And write. And research and write some more.
However, I’ve learned that unless someone … Read the rest
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Specialist Terry K. scoots around a throng of patients, visitors, and staff in the wide hallways of the Veterans Administration hospital in Palo Alto, California, about thirty miles south of San Francisco. She trades quips with patients as she maneuvers expertly among the wheelchairs and gurneys on her way to her job in the rehabilitation unit. Slim and healthy, shoulder-length blonde hair shining, she is vibrant … Read the rest
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I’ve been hearing a lot these days from friends who are finding it more difficult to find pertinent information from their Google searches? There are many reasons for this, one is the way the search is written. I’m a big advocate of Search Strings, and have a comprehensive list in my full Internet Research workshop. There is a lot more information in the Deep Web … Read the rest