Life-Aholic

Life-Aholic

by Charles William Hubbard

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ISBN-13: 9781456064471
Publisher: Publish America
Publication date: 05/12/2011
Pages: 228
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.52(d)

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FellowTravelerNM More than 1 year ago
He built bridges and flew whales over the Ginza in Japan for Greenpeace to protest the harvesting of this magnificent species and captured the attention of the world press. He had a business card that said "Anything Inc." and he meant it. The bi-line was: "anything is possible, but not all things are acceptable". Once, in a week's time, he designed an inner-city recycling center for the City of Oakland complete with wind turbines that provided the energy that powered a Rube Goldberg machine that turned scrap paper into ethanol. When the city said he had to produce an environmental impact report, he simply said; "show me one". He lived on a grand ornate houseboat on the Sausalito Bay overlooking San Francisco and threw eclectic parties that lasted three days. He was a man's man and for good measure, a ladies man. And he was beautiful. He could drink you under the table and he was always upright, had an infectious smile, a Pied Piper personality and an optimist's faith in the distance. He had a charisma and was an original in a town known the world over for its eccentrics that funneled into its utopia by the thousands like a bath tub drain. Many nights we polished off several garlic/garlic pizzas, which he loved, washed down with a gallon jug of Dago Red wine. Afterwards he'd climb the roof of his apartment just to see the famous San Francisco fog roll in over the golden gate bridge. He was famous in his own time. I never met anyone remotely like him and I fear we shall not see his equal again.