Category Archives: Stanton Delaplane

What is a Book Without Pictures?

                        “A tall man looks from a battlemented roof over sea and shore; he holds a globe in his right hand, while a staff in his left rests on … Continue reading

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Nothing Means No at Chronicle Books

“We are not able to personally respond to unsolicited submissions unless we’re interested in publishing them.” Despite this warning, I sent four polite inquiries to Chronicle Books after waiting four months for them to consider my Stanton Delaplane anthology book … Continue reading

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Now to The Writing

I’m back from a week in Quartzsite, Arizona, where I was gathering material for a future Rock&Gem article. Speaking of which, the editors of that magazine inform me that my next article will appear in their March issue. Besides writing, … Continue reading

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More From Stanton Delaplane

Dog walking in New York City. Stanton Deplane’s (internal link) spritely writing brings it alive. This gentle humorist won the Pulitzer Prize for reporting and worked for the San Francisco Chronicle for over fifty years. I think his writing on … Continue reading

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More Delaplane

STAN DELAPLANE’ S POST CARD: October 23, 1959 The carpenters have arrived to put a guest room on the family scatter. It is not my idea. It is the banker’s idea. “It will increase the resale value 20 per cent,” … Continue reading

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Stanton Delaplane and Paris

There is nothing like Paris in the Spring. The trees along the boulevards all trembling in the fresh spring breeze. The cleaning crews washing down the sidewalks in the cool Paris dawn. The sidewalk cafés at sunset with the crowded … Continue reading

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