Like a lot of Bay Areans, when I'm traveling, I tell people I'm from San Francisco. I say this despite the fact that I was born and raised in a lovely old house in Alameda. My sweet mom gave birth in a goddamned house, with some combination of midwives, acupuncturists, psychics, artisans, and paralegals around. She gave birth in the house and then we just kept living there, like that... More >>>