ALL IN THE FAMILY
by Charlie Finch
I have been friends with the Barnaby Conrad family for over 40 years, starting with Barnaby Conrad III, my Yale classmate and author of Absinthe
and Ghosthunting in Montana
. For many years, Barney, the son of writer Barnaby Conrad (himself author of 38 published books), has been the center of a throwback group of reactionary bohemians in San Francisco which includes art writer and dealer Richard Polsky, Martin Mueller of the Modernism Gallery and conceptual artist John Keats.