Literature often describes places we are curious about, regardless of whether we know them or not. This blog maps the journeys laid out in selected books and offers reflections corresponding to the various stops. Happy traveling!

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I was born in Eureka, California and adopted when I was 2.  I grew up in Fort Bragg, California, and graduated high school in 1982.  I finished a BA in English at Santa Clara University, and then did two years of volunteer service with the Jesuit Volunteer Corps in inner-city Milwaukee.  I lived in Milwaukee from 1986-1995.  I got married in 1995 to Megan Kamerick and moved to San Antonio, Texas where I worked for a non-profit organization while I picked up an MA in International Relations at St. Mary's University.  In 2000, I started a Ph.D. program in Political Science at the University of New Orleans and we lived there until 2004.  Megan accepted a job in Albuquerque 2004, and we have lived there up to the present.  I completed my Ph.D. in 2008 and am currently working at the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.

Monday, October 02, 2006

On the Road: San Francisco

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On the Road: San Francisco, California


Blogger Pauline Hess said...

Thanks Mike... this will make my trip into San Francisco on Monday to see the Pogues with Ernest seem more romantic and adventurous.
Hopefully we'll have some time to explore a bit before we have to turn around and come home.
So... for we folks who grew up within driving distance of San Francisco... we've always referred to the place as "The City". Like people who live around NYC do. How do the natives feel about being called 'Thee City?'

12:26 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

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