Volume III, Issue IV Winter 2004

Culture, Politics and Technology

You've no idea how happy we are that former San Fran cabbie John Whalen seems to have found a home here in the pages of Turbula. His latest story is a twisted little remembrance of Christmas past that may not hearken to Dickens, but ought to appeal to fans of David Sedaris' equally dark Christmas tales.

In this issue:

The Turbula Essay:

So long, Hunter
Thompson broke the rules to get at the truth
By Jim Trageser

A different kind of hero
400 years on, Don Quixote still has lessons to teach
By Diana Higgins

The Intangible Rivalry
San Diego State vs. UCSD gives town sides to cheer for
By Jamie Reno

From the Log of Badge No. 54131
John Whalen's tales from the streets of San Francisco

Book Reviews — "Please Don't Kill the Freshman" and "A Round-Heeled Woman"
Reviews by Jan Roberts

Long time Friend-of-Turbula Jamie Reno is back this issue with a look at San Diego's growing collegiate rivalry between San Diego State and UCSD.. It's a rivalry that apparently plays itself out in the halls of the Reno household.

Old-time FOT Diana Higgins, whose roots with the Turbula crowd, like Jamie's, stretch back to their days as students at San Diego State, sent us an intriguing look at how Don Quixote still resonates 400 years later.

And Jan Roberts, a writer Turbula came across via her sharp-eyed column in The Californian, takes a look at a couple of books she found worthwhile.

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