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David Rioux

David Rioux was a young writer from Rhode Island (and a student of Peter Griffin) who was invited by Judith Moore to write for the Reader. His stories in the print archives:

Articles by David Rioux

Tomato people say that tomatoes have 'no legs'

San Diego's best tomato breeds: Better Boys, Early Girls, Yellow Taxis The ripe round red tomato sitting on the kitchen table is alive and busy. While we are asking, “How shall I eat it?” the …

August 7, 2023
Reader writers get up very close to San Diego's homeless

Blood Brothers It wasn’t long before the owner of the radiator shop discovered that Rat had been sleeping in the van. But when the man saw Rat’s beat-up face and how sick he was, he …

June 27, 2021
Best Reader stories from 1993

In time for the morning glass For a few years back in the '60s, Mike Doyle was the hottest surfer in the world. With an unusual combination of power on big waves and stylistic grace …

January 4, 2020
A seeker walks with San Diego's homeless and gets hurt

My thoughts drift to the squirrel woman. Where did she get those bruises? Where is she sleeping tonight? The other people. The little artist I met this morning, probably passing this night on El Cajon Boulevard.

June 10, 1993
Balboa Park – fewer rules than homeless shelters

These people have been among us for centuries. They can be found, emerging from the coal mines of a Zola novel, reaping the season’s harvest in a Millet painting, in any number of works by Van Gogh.

June 3, 1993
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