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Last updated Saturday, April 20, 2024


I’m working as a senior reporter at the San Francisco Standard. Here’s my Authory archive.


According to Libby and Kindle, it’s been Samit Basu’s “The Jinn-Bot of Shantiport,” W. David Marx’s “Ametora,” Nick Fuller Goggins’ “The Great Transition,” Zaina Arafat’s “You Exist Too Much,” Sam J. Miller’s “Blackfish City,” Susan Abulhawa’s “Against The Loveless World,” and Kevin M. DeCock, Harold W. Jaffee and James W. Curran’s “Dispatches From the AIDS Pandemic: A Public Health Story,” after recently finishing China Mieville’s “The City & The City,” Geoff Ryman’s “Him” and P. Djeli Clark’s “A Master of Djinn.”


A “dry January” 2022 into 2023 led through Athletic Upside-Dawn Golden Ale, Greenbar Distillery Earl Grey Bitters + Soda, Hoplark Sparkling HopTea with Chamomile, Bravus IPA or Blonde and Hairless Dog (mostly Black Ale). This year, it’s been mostly Heineken 0.0 or Clausthaler ISO 0.0.


For 2023 (through Nov. 30), Duolingo seems to think I completed lessons in Arabic, French and five other languages (Portuguese, German, Yiddish, Mandarin, Latin), with an average lesson accuracy of 97%, putting me in their top 0.1% of learners. The app seemed to think I was in its top 0.1 percent of worldwide learners for 2021, but only its top 1 percent for 2022.


A. and I are still enjoying San Pablo after moving from Oakland in mid-2021. We’ve got plenty to do still, but we’re making decent progress on some home improvement projects.


When not buying Bandcamp releases, I’m still using Last.fm to track streaming songs. You can usually find my recent albums on my solo project’s site or earlier versions, demos and experiments over on my SoundCloud. After some curating, most of those will end up on my Bandcamp). And I promised a friend we’d turn some songs we’ve written over the last decade or so into a streamable project: let’s see if it happens …