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Stories by David Steinman

A Slow Dirge for Steve and Susan

The strange arithmetic of tragedy

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Hammers in the morning

Scott Thile, San Diego's master piano tuner

There was once a fine old Sohmer grand piano that fell asleep inside a church — the Seventh-Day Adventist Church of Oceanside. For many years, the church pianist and the 1917-vintage Sohmer grand had created ...

One Woman, One Man, No Baby

An abortion story

“I can’t afford to buy a bed and pay for an abortion too.” “Hey!” Her voice rose in pitch, tightening. “I never said I’d have an abortion.”

One Step Ahead of the Devil

Tim Joe Key - San Diego's version of a Tarahumara runner

When he and his father talked after that, T.J. said. “I wouldn’t mind going to college. I wonder if you would help?” “My father never helped me go to college,” his father replied.

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