Yesterday there was an article in the Times about cohousing, a planned community movement that I wrote about in August 1993 in a newspaper in Berkeley, CA, the East Bay Real Estate Weekly. Quotes from the same people and discussions of the same issues.…

The article reminded me that I’ve been freelancing for a long time and I went back to look it up. Last week was my twentieth anniversary of my first appearance in print: it was 3 March 1993, in the Country Almanac, the weekly paper based in Menlo Park, south of San Francisco. My lede: “Dynasty. Cinderella team. Call it what you will, but Sacred Heart Prep’s girls basketball team is having a dream season. And it is not over yet.”

Ah, talk about dynasties, gets me thinking about Trinity squash. Anyway, my editor at the Almanac is still the editor and the paper is still coming out every Wednesday; EBREW is sadly gone, but not forgotton among a certain group of East Bay intellectuals.

I remember that excitement about doing a piece (on a typewriter and snail-mailing it into the office) and seeing it in print a few weeks later.

Twenty years: a lot to be thankful for, a lot of people to thank. And it is not over yet. 

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