Michael J. Fitzgerald has been a journalist for 40 years, working as a writer and editor for newspapers, magazines and web publications. In 2014 he published the novel, "The Fracking War." In 2015, he published his second novel, "Fracking Justice." He writes or contributes to five blogs. He and his wife Sylvia Fox are the owners and principal partners in *subject2change Media, a multi-media firm involved in print, video and broadcast. He writes a weekly column, "Write On" for the daily 'Finger Lakes Times' newspaper in Geneva, NY. He was a journalism professor at CSU Sacramento from 1986 to 2011 teaching Newswriting, Column Writing and Magazine Writing.
SAN FRANCISCO, Calif. - The beauty of San Francisco is undeniable, which is why being stuck in a hotel room (or in the downstairs conference rooms, sans windows) is such a shame.
But we escaped a few times from the clutches of the California College Media Association's shindig to get out on the streets of San Francisco. On the left in this photo is a place sporting a big sign that says PIZZA, irresistible and so we had pizza-by-the-slice there and got to practice my Spanish a little more with the fellow slinging the pizzas, meatball subs and salads.
Today's San Francisco Chronicle (www.sfgate.com) features three pieces about Hunter S. Thompson, the pick of the litter being one written by Ralph Steadman, HST's partner in many a writing crime. There's one spoiler, of course, (and there will be many) an editor at the Chronicle whines that HST was over the hill, pass his prime, yada, yada, yada. If he's written anything to hold a candle to the work of HST, it sure hasn't come to my attention.
He's probably at his peak with an op-ed in his own newspaper.