Reminders and San Francisco

Two reminders:
February 5 is the last day to get Flux for free in Kindle format.

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I am in San Francisco this weekend, having a Mental Health Weekend, which means hanging out with friends and eating good food and shopping and people-watching and writing. My wonderful husband is holding down the fort at home with the kids (and eating at Hometown Buffet). This is one of my favorite cities in the world, and, after visiting a lot of places, I believe it has the best people-watching anywhere. Like tonight, when I saw a guy dressed as a clown share a joint with someone and then juggle fire. Or this afternoon at the Caffe Trieste, when a drunk walked in, dropped a glass bottle, and yelled something unintelligible about Italy, and the guy at the counter smiled, called him by name, and told him to chill. Or the clerk stuck working at Walgreens on Market Street on a Saturday night, who was amazingly cheery and friendly.

The entire Praesidium trilogy was inspired in part by this city, and the cover of Flux as well as the front and back covers of Equipoise have photos taken here. Points for anyone who can identify the locations!