I’m super excited to perform for the first time in my hometown of San Francisco at “Turn Me into Gold: A Storytelling Party”! I’ll be telling a story that’s part family history plus disability, part archaeological mystery… produced by Back Pocket Media and held in the Saint Joseph’s Arts Society on March 2 … Hope to hear you there!
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This essay about the very different experiences my father and I had growing disabled first appeared at Catapult last June. I performed a storytelling version for a live taping of the Risk! Podcast, which aired in December in an episode called “Quality Time.” Scroll down for the performance followed by the essay.
I republish both versions here in honor of… Read more
On the first anniversary of my father’s death, I’m grateful to my stepmother for sending me three of his letters to the editor, clipped from the San Francisco Chronicle. One of them—from August 19 , was published eleven years to the day before his death. It’s humor apparently hit the mark, as the editors used his words “erector set” to… Read more
My dad, Lee A. Goodin, passed away into other realms on Sunday. He’d been fighting so many illnesses for several years, and yet I hadn’t seen the cardiac arrest coming. Somehow, I thought I’d have warning. Yet he had given me warning.
Earlier this summer, he told me he’d decided to stop aggressive care for the infections that riddled his… Read more