A Dream Comes True

Editor’s Note: “Mean Mike” Veron was a true character of the Central Coast, the first non-Cal Poly friend I made after arriving in San Luis Obispo in 1987. Mike was a psych tech at Atascadero State Hospital and fledging standup comedian. From 1982 until his death from cancer in 1998, Mike tried just about anythingContinue reading “A Dream Comes True”

It Was a Very Good Year

I glanced at the calendar the other day and realized that 2007 marks 20 years since I first arrived in San Luis Obispo. Now I realize that for many of you old-timers, 20 years is nothing, a mere ripple, a minor footnote, but I’ve never lived anywhere for that amount of time and it gaveContinue reading “It Was a Very Good Year”