Kevin Kelly

Kevin Kelly

Small Town Fame

Pacifica Hill

From the hill behind our house in Pacifica, CA I can see the fog rolling in.

You know you’ve made it big when you get profiled on the front page of your small hometown paper. Readers of the Pacifica Tribune had to wade through an uncritical profile of me before they could get to the real news of the week — about the biodiesel power generating plant the town wants to build down the street. There’s nothing new in the Tribune’s valentine interview, but their amiable writer succeeded in crafting an accurate mini-bio of me that puts my short life onto one page. I’m quoted as saying:

People often have this idea that money is what is preventing them from doing their dreams. That’s very rarely the case. It usually has to do with fear: fear of failure, fear of what people will think. You can go awful far without many resources on the low financial road. In fact, you actually learn more that way.

If you have a choice, take the cheap route, always. 

This local town which granted me my 15 minutes of small time fame is Pacifica, California. We are a by-passed gem on Highway 1 south of San Francisco. The summer fog and cold keeps the outsiders away. We’ve got surf beaches and lots of hill trails, but not much else to interest visitors. The paper is so desperate for excitement it is reduced to headlining a guy who works at his desk all day.


 

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