I’ll be presenting my new book, Hidden San Francisco, at Alley Cat Books, 3036 24th Street. Friday, May 8, 7-9 pm
I wear many hats: writer, San Francisco historian, "professor," bicyclist, tour guide, blogger, photographer, book and magazine designer. I’ve lived in San Francisco since 1978 and have been self-employed in various capacities since the early 1980s. Check out my resume.
My book Nowtopia, my long involvement with Critical Mass, and my extensive work on local history has given me many opportunities to speak publicly in San Francisco and all over the world. Many are archived online at YouTube or in various radio and audio archives.
I’ve been a daily bicyclist in San Francisco since arriving in 1978. With dozens of friends I helped start Critical Mass in September 1992, and after 25 years, it's a worldwide phenomenon that has connected me to amazing people around the world. And I still ride my bike everyday. It’s my main transportation.
I Make Stuff
I’ve been typesetting and graphic design since the early 1980s, book design since the 1990s. I have produced two dozen books for small publishers and independent writers, and have designed dozens of magazines, display ads, and all manner of printed materials.