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BlueWaveNeverEnd

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Thu Jun 13, 2024, 07:11 AM Jun 13

San Francisco author and Salon founder suffers near-fatal stroke, now without housing/income, GoFundme raises $75K [View all]

San Francisco writer David Talbot, who co-founded the left-leaning web magazine Salon and wrote “Season of the Witch,” suffered a near-fatal stroke on Sunday, June 2, his son confirmed.

Talbot, who is 72 years old, has been deeply entrenched in San Francisco’s political and journalistic landscape for decades. For 10 years after Salon’s founding in 1995, he worked as the website’s editor-in-chief and CEO (and returned to the CEO role from 2011 to 2012). He authored several histories, including “The Devil’s Chessboard” and “Season of the Witch,” which chronicles the aftermath of San Francisco’s 1960s counterculture. On the side, he campaigned for several of San Francisco’s progressive political candidates.

Joe told SFGATE that Talbot’s stroke was “significantly more severe” than the stroke he suffered seven years ago, which later became the topic of his 2020 book, “Between Heaven and Hell: The Story of My Stroke.” Talbot now struggles to form words, but Joe told SFGATE that he and his family are confident that he can understand them.

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“Up until this point, David had been supporting himself and Camille through one small stream of income from his writing, which he will not be able to return to anytime soon or possibly ever, given the severity of this stroke,” Talbot’s friend Connie Matthiessen wrote in the GoFundMe post. “Suddenly without income or long-term housing, we’re seeking some small relief for the Talbots as they navigate this trying time.”
https://www.sfgate.com/sf-culture/article/san-francisco-author-near-fatal-stroke-19508871.php
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Last Sunday, David suffered a near-fatal stroke. It happened as he and his wife, Camille, were having to move out of their family home of over 30 years, and it's left both David and Camille in a scary and precarious place, not knowing where they’ll live on top of this agonizing event.

Up until this point, David had been supporting himself and Camille through one small stream of income from his writing, which he will not be able to return to anytime soon or possibly ever, given the severity of this stroke. Suddenly without income or long-term housing, we're seeking some small relief for the Talbots as they navigate this trying time.


https://www.gofundme.com/f/help-david-talbot-after-a-massive-stroke
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