My first meeting with h. Brown, some years back at Chris Daly's "Buck Tavern", long since closed, didn't go so well. He didn't like the way I was dressed and immediately accused me of being a federal agent, possibly someone investigating him. I didn't take the insult well. I responded by tipping his hat off his head. He laughed. It sort of went on from there.
Over the years, however, I have developed a grudging admiration for him, sort of
If he does leave the city, I think we will be somehow less for it. Even though I can go months or longer without seeing him, I will miss him.
David Elliott Lewis, San Francisco resident since 1984.