Chapter Thirty-Eight. Iterate and Innovate


John knew what it was like to be poor. He was writer after all, and in the early 1900s, it was tough to get a job. John tried his luck in New York, but miserably failed. As he said, “I had a thin, lonely, hungry time of it. And I remember too well the cockroaches under my washbasin and the impossibility of getting a job. I was scared thoroughly. And I can’t forget the scare.” So John moved back to the comforts of California, where he was born. He picked up odd jobs, like working at a fish hatchery in Tahoe City, where he met his future wife. They got married and moved to Pacific Grove to live in a cottage ...

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