Dan Johnson

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Some Thoughts on being a Tourist In Japan


So we came home from Japan, and getting home was good. Getting home is always good. We live in San Francisco, the weather had turned somewhat…


The Running Team


I started running when I was fifteen, on the high school track team. Twenty-two years later, I still run, and I still run with a team, even though I run alone.

I lace up my shoes at six thirty in the morning, jog through the city gloom to Golden Gate Park and put in the miles. I'm running the San Francisco Marathon this year - my second - and up until today…


Extremely Large and Incredibly Floaty


When I was but a lad (well, OK, I was in my twenties) I was working on the 18th floor of the Bank of America building in downtown San Francisco. I…


What Do You Do With A Lonely Book?


Seven years ago, I wrote a novel. I wrote relatively consistently, working on it for two years and using it as the final project of an MA in Creative…


Some Thoughts on being a Tourist In Japan


So we came home from Japan, and getting home was good. Getting home is always good. We live in San Francisco, the weather had turned somewhat…


Charlie: Hampton, Off-Season


“So you’re the guy that they sent,” Margaret said. It was not a question. She spoke with a dusty weariness that matched the gray and the cold of the beach…