I am a 63-year-old artist, curator and cultural historian.  I relocated to San Francisco from New York in 2008, leaving a well-paying job to discover underemployment and unemployment in a city that fascinates me.  Following a period of homelessness I am now housed, but see longtime residents being evicted as landlords attempt to cash in on skyrocketing real estate values.

7 Responses to “About”

  1. Francesca Rosa September 15, 2011 at 8:30 pm #

    Hi Dave.
    This is incredible, both in terms of tyour art and the writing.


    • dpduckworth September 19, 2011 at 6:12 pm #

      Hello, Francesca

      Thank you for the commentary. I must apologize for not getting the promised information to you, but it will happen soon. Life is chaotic. By the way, I mentioned your book event to my friend Bill Schwalb, who works with the annual Western Workers Labor Heritage Festival. The book sounds fascinating to him. He would like to contact you about the Festival, which takes place every January. May I share your e-mail address with him? He lives here in the city.



  2. Francesca Rosa September 19, 2011 at 7:48 pm #

    Hi Dave,

    Thank you for the information about the WWLHF. Ye, please send my e-mail to Bill Schwalb. I appreciate it.
    I’ve conveyed it to Patrick, but now to you also, I can’t thank you guys enough for making my book launch such a wonderful event. Meeting you both and hanging out with you both a bit has been an extra added bonus to finally getting the d**n book finished and in print.

  3. gatorburger July 27, 2012 at 11:58 am #

    hi david! i didn’t know what i did with your details until today…i found them, of course. how are you? i will stop by the bookstore when you are working there next, if you know any upcoming dates please let me know. i hope you are staying busy. i am maybe going to be working an additional shift soon, making it four altogether but i really could use a weekend off soon. take care and see you soon.

  4. gatorburger July 27, 2012 at 12:00 pm #

    PS i am 56 too. i wonder who is older….

  5. Antonio May 27, 2014 at 5:56 am #

    Hi my friend, from Antonio

    • dpduckworth April 28, 2015 at 3:44 am #

      Hello, Antonio

      Although I have been maintaining this blog for quite a long time, I am still learning how to navigate the website. Sorry I missed your messages until now. I chose not to published as I believe you would prefer privacy. Glad to hear you escaped the city. I have been thinking about the Santa Rosa area, but do not know how soon I could relocate. I started working at The Arc San Francisco at the end of 2013 and plan to make that my last “job”. I am enjoying it immensely. When do you get down to the city?



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