Episode 21: South of Market
Today’s episode is part of a series called “Lessons from San Francisco.” In this series I’ve chosen essays from my book A Writer’s San Francisco that I’m betting will help you deepen your connection to your creative life and motivate you to create every day. Today’s show, the third in the series, is called “South of Market.”
The episode begins this way:
“Dateline 1966. When I wheeled my armored personnel carrier down the rutted road between grassy mine fields I felt the joy that only a nineteen-year-old can feel, a cigarette between his lips and a 30-caliber machine gun poised behind his ear. I should have been in the higher turret, manning that machine gun and monitoring the other three armored personnel carriers in the platoon, as I was acting platoon sergeant. But as acting platoon sergeant I got to designate myself the driver. I just loved to wheel that beast down those Korean back roads.”
Tune in to hear more!