SSC All Things West Coast

SSC All Things West CoastShakespeare once said, “Wisely, and slow. They stumble that run fast.” That would be us here at SSC, stumbling all over the place, up and down the peninsula from San Francisco, over to Berkeley, down to San Jose and just about everywhere in between. I need to wise up. Cy Ashley Webb, our newest contributor, has been writing for StarkSilverCreek for a few months and has quickly built a steady readership. If it wasn’t for slow me, everyone would know by now.

So, finally, long overdue I’d like to welcome Cy. She’s already made outstanding contributions. In some ways, I think we may need to change our slogan “Twice as fun, but only half as smart” with Cy onboard: twice as fun, but three-quarters as smart? Welcome bench science and political martyrdom.

Cy covers the Palo Alto area, which is centered at either IKEA, Stanford or Lucie Stern Theatre. Your pick. She has already been writing about theater, arts, and Bay Area living. Recently she covered the Genghis Khan exhibit which just opened at The Tech in San Jose which proves that sometimes people do drive south to San Jose on 101. It also suggests my definition of “Palo Alto area” is somewhat elastic.

Here’s her far more eloquent bio:

“Cy spent the ‘80’s as a bench scientist, the tech boom doing intellectual property law, and the first decade of the millennium, aspiring to be the world’s old grad student at Stanford where she is interested in political martyrdom. Presently, she enjoys writing for StarkSilverCreek and the SF Examiner, hanging out at Palo Alto Children’s theatre, and is involved in various political activities. Democracy is not a spectator sport!”

So, welcome Cy!

It’s an interesting year in new media, especially in the San Francisco Bay Area. I’m proud of what we’re building here—a passionate group of people writing about what they love, while supporting the theater, arts and our communities. Okay, yes, enjoying gourmet food and fine wines wherever we can get it too (Loni). All with no outside money in. This is grass roots, community-driven.

And, also my thanks to all of our contributors, guest writers and columnists that help fill that gap in coverage we’re all experiencing with the declining fortunes of traditional media.

That trademark dash of SSC silliness is icing on the cake, keeps us all smiling (I hope).

THANK-YOU: Jane Lurie (Loreto, Oakland), Patricia Reardon (Theater, Arts, Loreto), Tom Eden (Entertainment, quips, left field), Eugene Lee (Classical, Opera, Jazz), Carl Orthlieb (Adventure travel), Mike Carrall (Gadgets and Tech), Al Graichen (Wine, Theater, Loreto) and super-helper Chris Wright (All Things Other).

Clinton shoots videos for Stark Insider. San Francisco Bay Area arts, Ingmar Bergman and French New Wave, and chasing the perfect home espresso shot 25 seconds at a time (and failing). Peloton: ClintTheMint. Camera: Video Gear