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I'm a novelist, an essayist, a writer of many trades, a teacher, a culture vulture, an activist and a socializer. I live in San Francisco, which is a good place to be all these things. I'm married to my best friend.


novels, independent film, home cooking, good restaurants, fringe theater, bicycling, coffee, documentary film, james baldwin, tarot, astrology, spirituality, the oscar watch, modern dance, the new york times, american history, margaret atwood, joan didion, house music, san francisco history, environmentalism, bebop, sexual and gender liberation, grand slam tennis, frank o'hara, electoral politics, queer everything, civil rights, black lives matter, the best american short stories, the wire, rachel maddow, american folk music, edmund white, gay literature, narrative poetry, the beats, sustainable food, apple products, meditation, russian literature, love