Author: Soref

The Penultimate Day of Summer

SATURDAY, 20 SEPTEMBER 2014. 17:56 PDT. VALENCIA ST. *** I came out to the Mission this afternoon on business. Once business was concluded there was still plenty of daylight left, so I decided to pay a visit to Valencia for…

A Journey Into Walmart

*** I’ve been coming down to San Leandro and San Lorenzo for many years now and have been noticing the big blue Walmart sign in the parking lot that straddles the two cities’ borders the whole time. As the tallest…

The Age of Television

PROLOGUE   I’m hardly the first guy to ponder the end of television, merely the last. The epiphany came at a Berkeley cafe in Fall 2011, when I overheard one college freshman say to another, “I can’t wait to go…

Remembering Casey Kasem

At times, it’s easy to be cynical about this country, this world, and everything in it. But other times, there is room for optimism. And so it is with the Casey Kasem story.   Like many a kid in the…