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How To Get Away From It All

Sculpture at Iris & B. Gerald Cantor Center (Author photo)

First, find an accommodating friend, preferably with a secluded guestroom. I could recommend a retired couple an hour south of San Francisco, but they might not want to be outed.

Invite yourself for a sleepover. Sounding overwhelmed and pathetic helps.

Leave the car at home. Take the train; no traffic, no stress. Trains are still the best.

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FranMorelandJohns

FranMorelandJohns

Lifelong newspaper & magazine writer, author, blogger at franjohns.net, agitator for justice, kindness & interfaith understanding.