January 12, Monday night-- Reading Diana Gabaldon

Passing the night in the Mission District
Reading one of the Outlander books by Diana Gabaldon.

A favorite -- The Tempest, the play by William Shakespeare. He acted in it, as Ferdinand, who is shipwrecked. He feels shipwrecked himself right now. He's been homeless for three years. He lost his job, his house, and his wife in the dot com bust. He used to be actively involved in theater--directing and planning camps for children--in San Francisco and the Bay Area. He's given a lot to San Francisco, but it's hard to keep on giving now. He has to wear all of his clothes at once so that no one steals them and it's hard to clean up.

He reads about a book a day. When he finishes a book, he props it up wherever he may be. Then, he finds a new book on the street. It's never hard to find a book.


Ms. B. said...

Pretty nice that the gentleman still finds a way to give, a book a day for someone else to read. May he always find another! (and, anything else he hopes for)

Laetitia said...

I believe this photo has something magic in its amospehere.
It makes me think of Hemingway, I don't know why, but it has something deep in it.

Alex Worthy said...

When you're picking books up you find on the street I imagine you tend to read a more varied selection. I'm in a self imposed rut.

bettyylavida said...


The picture and the story are nice, his face is special, this is amazing, he doesn´t seem to be sad

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