Week In Review: October 2-6

by Travis Mateer

This image is a piece of art from Jane Ash Poitras, a very well-known Canadian artist with pieces currently available at the Zara Gallery. I successfully avoided spending stupid money on this piece in order to continue my MAIN focus, which is developing my next phase as a writer trying to educate people about serious shit going down in Zoom Town and beyond.

Serious shit doesn’t have to be delivered as some downer rant, so I’ve been working on my material and delivery approach and I think you’re gonna like what I’ve come up with.

First, let’s take a look at what I will NOT be doing, and that’s getting everyone’s hopes up, then NOT showing up, like the San Francisco complainer did a few months ago.

Who organized the Doom Loop Tour?

That was the question on everyone’s mind as a crowd of spectators and media gathered in front of City Hall for what was advertised as a walking tour of Downtown San Francisco’s blight and squalor.

Curiosity about who put on the infamous $30-a-head walking tour of one of the most downtrodden pockets of the city drew dozens of people to the meetup. But after about 45 minutes of waiting past the expected 11 a.m. start time, attendees had no choice but to resign themselves to uncertainty.

Some debated who could’ve masterminded the event. Was it a grift? A stunt? A right-wing ploy to court controversy? A left-wing trolling operation?

The crowd dwindled until just a handful of people lingered, then just two. Eventually, a woman took matters into her own hands by offering to lead stragglers on a tour of her own—one that was ultimately much smaller than a counter-tour that offered to show people the best and brightest of the storied Tenderloin.

So, the mystery remains about who masterminded the much-ballyhooed doom-and-gloom tour.

The only mystery on the walking tour I’m developing is WHICH ROUTE is going to be the best bang for your buck, so stay tuned for opportunities to sign up, via Eventbrite, SOON! The Wednesday lunch tours will be shorter than the Saturday info strolls, and going to uppity parts of town may carry additional fees, so be sure to read the fine print.

On Mondays I’m planning on doing regular scouting trip to Eastern Washington, maybe not every week, but at least twice a week. Our local City Council can breathe a sigh of relief in the knowledge that ANOTHER group of City Council members will be getting to know me in the weeks and months to come.

I’d like to share more, but I’m already late in getting this post out, so for now just enjoy the regular posts I continue putting out as I figure out my next steps.

My Take On The Pov-Hiring-Alleged-Potty-Perv PR Problem You Never Expected (October 2nd, 2023)

Does Having A Bear Smart Community Imply Smart Humans Are Developing Policy? (October 3rd, 2023)

A Story Of Going To Hell And Back Written In 60 Days Is Almost Done (October 4th, 2023)

Some Important Information On How To Avoid Uppity Removal By COPs (October 5th, 2023)

The Value Of This Information Far Exceeds The Dollars I Am Paying For It (October 6ht, 2023)

If you appreciate the work I’m doing, Travis’ Impact Fund (TIF) is one way to help, and making a donation at my about page is another.

Thanks for reading!

About Travis Mateer

I'm an artist and citizen journalist living and writing in Montana. You can contact me here: willskink at yahoo dot com
This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply