Blog Archives


November 24, 2014

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A short biography of a friend by Sandra Foster Lovas is an incomparable love letter

It is the specifics contained in a love letter that make it unique, make it yours, and make it a love letter. San Francisco writer Sandra Foster Lovas has written an astounding one to her long-time friend who is, as we all do, changing with the years, although not like all of us, she has […]


July 11, 2013

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Playwright Bill Nuerge on a new work and an old love letter

San Francisco playwright Bill Nuerge has an exceptional feel for dialogue. He gets right to the point. Every word has a purpose. This, and his talent for uncovering fascinating and undertold stories makes him a writer not just with something to say but with something to teach. He has written a riveting play on President […]


June 19, 2013

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Jane Bragg’s exceptional life and goodbye love letter

Jane Bragg brings us from her younger days as a model with the people we now know as some of our great designers. She shares her exceptional journey to her present life in San Francisco. Jane is a storyteller of enormous talent and listen to her life progress from one state to another(geographically and emotionally) […]


April 5, 2013

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Dan Field’s timeless love letter to Roger Ebert

Some time ago Dan Field, a wonderful, emotionally generous man of many talents (and, yes, a dear friend I’ve known since he was a teen age friend of both my daughters) wrote a love letter to Roger Ebert. Dan had heard Roger was ill and wanted to let him know his personal history with this […]


September 29, 2011

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Darren Main on the business of teaching yoga

Click here to hear Darren talk about his new book The Yogi Entrepreneur, which is geared to teachers who have a passion for teaching yoga but are not so comfortable with or knowledgable about the business aspect of teaching. He reads the very moving love letter he wrote to a man who was one of […]


June 8, 2011

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Another look at David Reffkin

      David Reffkin (mp3) This is a second posting of KUSF’s The Ragtime Machine  producer and host David Reffkin’s Love Letters Live. It is David’s wonderful enthusiasm and erudition that have brought us years of some of the most exciting musical radio programming. David talks about his youth, his life as a student […]


May 20, 2011

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Write a letter to Queen Elizabeth contest

Brenda Knight, San Francisco author and associate publisher of Cleis Press and Viva Editions, recently emailed me the following bit of information with the simple note, “You can have fun with this, right?” Well, yes, I can, and so can you. Brenda has offered a prize of one of her wonderful books to the best […]


February 16, 2011

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Dianne Boate remembers Ron Patterson

As Tresa always says, “Say what you feel while you still have the chance.” How often do we hear people lament that they did not say, “I love you,” “You meant the world to me,” “I have never known anyone who made me as happy as you do,” or “That is the best chocolate cake […]


January 26, 2011

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Dianne Boate

Dianne (mp3) Dianne talks about her friendship with and letter to Ron Patterson who recently passed away at the age of 80. In the face of having lost a good friend, Dianne has the joy of knowing that she said to him what she felt while she still had the chance.


July 14, 2010

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Meredith Browning & Chery Corshun

Meredith & Chery (mp3) Friends Meredith & Chery talk about their friendship and share the letter that re-established that friendship after years of needless estrangement.