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The Gift That Keeps on Giving: 826 Valencia and the Tenderloin community

THE GIFT THAT KEEPS ON GIVING For my birthday in January, I requested that any gifts take the form of donations to Bay Area organizations that benefit not only writing but also their communities. San Francisco Center for the Book (my party venue), NaNoWriMo (my inspiration), Litquake (my writing community writ large), and 826 Valencia┬á(my […]

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Finland: Finding family and getting lost in the forests.

The last time I was in Finland was 1976. I was nine years old. The Summer Olympics were in Montreal, Canada and I was obsessed with gymnastics and with Nadia Com─âneci. So much so that my Finnish grandfather strung up rings and a trapeze between the tallest trees in the Helsinki backyard so that I […]

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