On Collapsing Noses and Bank Runs
"The boy aspired to disrupt the trucking industry and had empathetic eyes." What a sentence! And as soon as you mentioned the nose, I was waiting for the Gogol reference. You did not disappoint!
You're a gem!
Oh yeah, I really like this. It’s very tight, with nice details. What do you call this type of writing? I aspire to do this kind of thing, to do it this well anyway, but I don’t know what the hell to call it.
🤣😂 My gosh, when you land that one who is just a string of mishaps. Fortunately those experiences are lesser than greater in volume. 😂🤣 ... I agree with you on the 2010ish time. Can you believe it may have been 2006 I was seriously visiting properties and looking over condo purchase contracts?!? Glad I did not buy in when I think of what has become of SOMA. ... may we all keep our noses clean 🥂
Mountain View sounds about right...so close to Palo Alto and home to Google. This article made me think... of "its a wonderful life"... Ala Mr Potter - who is picking up the bargains in this market collapse?
I detect a pattern. A penchant for stunningly beautiful women and a lack of clear intention in his professional life. I'm sure he'll end up a politician...
This is strange. I was thinking about Gogol's nose only yesterday, no idea why. Your article reminded me of my worst date ever (https://terryfreedman.substack.com/p/my-worst-date-ever)
I love the way you bring your articles to a satisfying (in literary terms) conclusion. Your writing is wonderful, Alicia -- always brings a warm glow.