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"You're walking. And you don't always realize it But you're always falling With each step, you fall forward slightly And then catch yourself from falling Over and over, you're falling And then catching yourself from falling And this is how... Continue reading
Posted Sep 27, 2020 at the Skirblog
Here are a few of my favorite prescription drugs heavily advertised on television. Their names are poetry of a sort, expertly crafted and wrought over by teams of specialists and marketers. (For further reading see Colson Whitehead's excellent Apex Hides... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2020 at the Skirblog
North of LA - the Grapevine, a horrifying but also fun! section of Highway 101 that starts your journey through the future post apocalyptic nuclear wasteland between LA and the Bay Area. It takes me six hours every weekend to drive this route – and six hours back again - in an ill conceived money losing commute from my job in Orange County to my home in Alameda in the Bay Area. Continue reading
Posted May 18, 2020 at the Skirblog
Thanks Eric! So funny how that happens. Now if the amp ended up following you home ...
Toggle Commented Apr 23, 2020 on The Riddle of the Sphinx at the Skirblog
The Riddle of the Sphinx The Sphinx, a monster threatening death, asks all travelers its riddle: “What goes on four legs at dawn, two legs at noon, and three legs in the evening?" Oedipus heroically was able to answer: "Man... Continue reading
Posted Apr 21, 2020 at the Skirblog
A lot of us seem to marvel and scratch our heads at what we see of our fellow humans these days. The landscape seems rife with what looks to us like stupidity. We are of course having a serious health... Continue reading
Posted Apr 6, 2020 at the Skirblog
Fear of Music Not long ago I was watching a repeat episode of the late Anthony Bourdain’s show, “No Reservations.” Bourdain is always an good watch. His sad demise now casts a different light on a lot of his later... Continue reading
Posted Mar 19, 2020 at the Skirblog
Where I’ve been Pt 2 (as noted, this is Part II. You should probably read Part I first, below) My personal Poly M. attacked me one Spring afternoon in a park peopled with other dads and moms and their kids.... Continue reading
Posted Feb 16, 2020 at the Skirblog
… The Infusion Center, a suite in the hospital where one would be infused, via a prick in a vein, connected to some tubes and a pump with various substances that best enter the body liquidly and slowly, a drip... Continue reading
Posted Feb 6, 2020 at the Skirblog
A post to say how much I enjoyed watching Westworld last week. And I'm not a fan of Westerns by any stretch, even sci-fi versions. But Binged its entirety over two days and found so much to appreciate on many... Continue reading
Posted Jan 4, 2017 at the Skirblog
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Dec 30, 2016
... It's me. So I quit Facebook, a thing I really used to enjoy, but started to dislike for a number of reasons. I didn't "rage quit" but I did quit in a fit of pique. (Yes! Say that 10... Continue reading
Posted Dec 30, 2016 at the Skirblog
In which I resist, resist! please don’t do it, quoting the Who line about dying “before I get old,” but there it is anyway god damn it! Still such a bold and ballsy statement. I mean I knew Roger Daltrey... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2015 at the Skirblog
Well, a friend was nice enough to ask, and I thought maybe it was time to throw some of these chapters up into the solar wind... so here is chapter 1 of my book, "Cage Days." (formatting is a bit... Continue reading
Posted Feb 14, 2011 at the Skirblog
c. marshall from SBT?? You need to email me brotha!
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Mar 15, 2010
Another excellent show at Oakland's lovely Fox Theater. This time it was the Pixies running through the whole of "Doolittle" for unknown reasons other than, what the hell? It's a better living than writing death notices? I dunno. I tried... Continue reading
Posted Nov 12, 2009 at the Skirblog
Fall. A feeling more than anything, a tangy smell of the air, a change in the breeze, a new slant to the light. Unfort. for me that also often means some of the SADS, Seasonal something Disorder which is basically... Continue reading
Posted Sep 30, 2009 at the Skirblog