Stuart Schuffman

It’s free to obtain and be trained to administer Narcan, which could save someone who has overdosed on fentanyl.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>

You could save your neighbor’s life

Narcan reverses fatal effects of overdosing

It’s free to obtain and be trained to administer Narcan, which could save someone who has overdosed on fentanyl.<ins> (Shutterstock)</ins>
Black Lives Matters demonstrations in spring and summer in The City were among the highlights of 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

A few good things from this very awful year

Pandemic hasn’t stopped people from supporting each other

Black Lives Matters demonstrations in spring and summer in The City were among the highlights of 2020. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
During my 20 years in San Francisco, I’ve enjoyed living in different neighborhoods.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>

How San Francisco changed my life

My devotion to this mystifying city is tied to the way it made me feel when I was in my early 20s

During my 20 years in San Francisco, I’ve enjoyed living in different neighborhoods.<ins> (Shutterstock photo)</ins>
Before the tech industry took over, San Francisco was doing quite well. (Courtesy Michael Vi/Shutterstock)

The audacity of the tech industry is staggering

It’s like colonizers who leave a country when they can’t get what they want anymore

Before the tech industry took over, San Francisco was doing quite well. (Courtesy Michael Vi/Shutterstock)
When it comes to giving gifts in 2020, it would do a world of good if people patronized independent artists and sellers rather than the behemoth that is Amazon. <ins>(Courtesy Pxfuel)</ins>

Do not shop on Amazon for the holidays this year

Do support crafters whose brilliant creations are made with love

When it comes to giving gifts in 2020, it would do a world of good if people patronized independent artists and sellers rather than the behemoth that is Amazon. <ins>(Courtesy Pxfuel)</ins>
Democratic stalwarts including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are failing our country by avoiding progressive policies and candidates. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>

Lesson for Dems: Don’t preach social justice without delivering economic justice

Trumpism won’t go away until Democratic Party changes course

Democratic stalwarts including House Speaker Nancy Pelosi are failing our country by avoiding progressive policies and candidates. <ins>(Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)</ins>
During the pandemic and other current world crises, many artists have lost their inspiration. (Courtesy Alice Dietrich/Creative Commons)

I’m terrified that 2020 has killed my creativity

Some of us need time to process the year’s traumas before making art

During the pandemic and other current world crises, many artists have lost their inspiration. (Courtesy Alice Dietrich/Creative Commons)
President Donald Trump, pictured at a campaign rally in Wisconsin in September, continually puts people in danger by not wearing a mask. (Courtesy photo)

I’m glad the whole Trump administration caught COVID

President and his followers have unleashed a tidal wave of misery

President Donald Trump, pictured at a campaign rally in Wisconsin in September, continually puts people in danger by not wearing a mask. (Courtesy photo)
People have left San Francisco, where streets have been spookily empty since the pandemic began. (Courtesy photo)

What an odd, half full city San Francisco has become

Despite feeling empty, mad and sad, we can make changes by getting out the vote

People have left San Francisco, where streets have been spookily empty since the pandemic began. (Courtesy photo)
Misguided protesters fighting for supposed freedom during the pandemic are putting other people at risk. (Courtesy photo)

Broke-Ass Stuart: Our individualism is killing us

We can survive only by thinking about what benefits the most people, not what feels fun

Misguided protesters fighting for supposed freedom during the pandemic are putting other people at risk. (Courtesy photo)
It’s imperative that anyone in favor of maintaining democracy vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, pictured campaigning in Delaware on Aug. 12. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Tribune News Service)

I’m a lifelong progressive voting for Joe Biden — here’s why

A Trump win threatens democracy not just in the U.S., but across the world

It’s imperative that anyone in favor of maintaining democracy vote for Joe Biden and Kamala Harris, pictured campaigning in Delaware on Aug. 12. (Drew Angerer/Getty Images/Tribune News Service)
Things people read online can be as dangerous as the coronavirus. (Courtesy Annie Spratt)

The conspiracy theories that are killing Americans

Take a moment to see the source of your information

Things people read online can be as dangerous as the coronavirus. (Courtesy Annie Spratt)
Witnessing the five-alarm blaze South of Market on July 28 prompts the realization once again that renters insurance is a good investment. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A fiery reminder: Get renters insurance

Inexpensive policies cover major losses from a big blaze

Witnessing the five-alarm blaze South of Market on July 28 prompts the realization once again that renters insurance is a good investment. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
The evidence is clear: wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)

Not wearing a mask makes you selfish, not an independent-thinker

I’ve never been so bummed out about being right in my life.

The evidence is clear: wearing a mask helps prevent the spread of COVID-19. (Courtesy photo)
Demonstrators protest police brutality and support Black Lives Matter in San Francisco on June 11, 2020. (Kevin Hume/S.F Examiner)

Activism is not a contest

Stand up, show up, listen and learn

Demonstrators protest police brutality and support Black Lives Matter in San Francisco on June 11, 2020. (Kevin Hume/S.F Examiner)
Protesters block and close the Golden Gate Bridge to traffic during a march supporting Black Lives Matter on June 6. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)

You are an Antifa member, you just don’t know it

Antifa isn’t an organization; there is no president or treasurer, there’s not even a GoFundMe.

Protesters block and close the Golden Gate Bridge to traffic during a march supporting Black Lives Matter on June 6. (Chris Victorio/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Protesters sit and kneel outside the Mission Police Station during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)

It’s time for you to decide: Which side are you on?

You’re either on the side that is actively fighting to end violent, systemic racism or you’re helping maintain the original sin

Protesters sit and kneel outside the Mission Police Station during a protest over the Minneapolis police killing of George Floyd on Saturday. (Kevin N. Hume/S.F. Examiner)
Everyone’s feeling frustrated, fatigued, anguished and angry during the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy Aaron Blanco Tejedor/Unsplash)

As shelter-in-place goes on, exhaustion sets in

It’s harrowing to witness pandemic’s myriad impacts

Everyone’s feeling frustrated, fatigued, anguished and angry during the coronavirus crisis. (Courtesy Aaron Blanco Tejedor/Unsplash)
From the sushi place down the street to the canceled moments with friends and family, there’s plenty to miss during the pandemic. (Courtesy photo)

The things I miss, hate and love during coronavirus times

I miss hugging people. I miss hugging them when I run into them on the street, in the park, at the grocery, on Muni

From the sushi place down the street to the canceled moments with friends and family, there’s plenty to miss during the pandemic. (Courtesy photo)
After evenings of endless boredom and monotony, even the opportunity to pay $20 for a well vodka Red Bull sounds good right about now. (Courtesy photo)

Despite our losses, it’s what we’ve gained from the pandemic that matters

Quarantine is almost starting to feel like normal life, until I remember how unnormal it actually is.

After evenings of endless boredom and monotony, even the opportunity to pay $20 for a well vodka Red Bull sounds good right about now. (Courtesy photo)