Sunday, March 22, 2009
Alas, my friends, readers, spies, and countryfolk, Kudera was not in Paris... but he did get to the City Lights Bookstore in San Francisco. His "Dispatch from San Francisco" should arrive soon from whenfallsthecoliseum.com... if he finds time to write it. For the moment, he is still savoring the food and sights and homeless and mountains, rather hills, found in the most eastern of Left Coast cities. City Lights in particular is snug between Chinatown and North Beach's variety of amazing Italian restaurants. Kudera has calculated he need only five thousand after-tax American dollars to rent a cozy two bedroom and eat well throughout these neighborhoods. He has learned that for a modest quarterly fee there is free health coverage for any resident of San Francisco, an intriguing variety of subsidized coverage that only works as long as the resident gets vertigo, hepatitis, or leukemia within city limits. That kind of health coverage renders new meaning to the phrase "final destination." So the goal? Brainstorm like a madman for the five K monthly and then move to Frisco. Aim high in tough times! Donations anyone??? Look for the paypal icon soon to appear at a Kudera.blogspot.com near you.
Posted by Alex Kudera at 5:56 PM