Category Archives: California

Commencing the pomp and circumstance.

I love that damn song. Serious, so haters be warned. I love it so much in fact, that I put an extended version above so you can listen to it for the entire time that you read this post. I … Continue reading

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A tale of The Lonely Island & a cool quarter of a million bucks.

The Lonely Island is a comedy troupe made up of three guys from Berkeley. I find them pretty damn funny. As a strange coincidence, their name always makes me think of my step-brother and his buddies who were putting out … Continue reading

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…SuperMoon…

From my front window. 9:00 p.m. 5 May 2012

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I love irony: Spending May Day at the Federal Reserve.

Today is May Day. For many years I associated May Day with the Maypole and faeries and flowers and such. All very pagan and Mother Earth-y and all. I never knew that it was ¬†International Workers’ Day… likely because we … Continue reading

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An Urban Cowboy: You blend.

For the last month, I (inadvertently) conducted a social experiment. It was inadvertent insofar as I never really planned to be hosting a Cowboy in the City, but then, as we all know… the best laid plans… Anyhow, the experiment … Continue reading

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Somedays synchronicity takes over and makes my job a whole lot easier…

Monday was one of those days. A connecting principle Linked to the invisible Almost imperceptible Something inexpressible Science insusceptible Logic so inflexible Causally connectible Yet nothing is invincible Currently, I am teaming with my English teaching colleague on an interdisciplinary … Continue reading

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One of the best love stories of all time. Like, totally fer sure.

I’ll stop the world and melt with you You’ve seen the difference and It’s getting better all the time There’s nothing you and I won’t do I’ll stop the world and melt with you I own this movie, though I … Continue reading

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Chivalry is not dead…

I was trying to explain what it was I liked the best about The Cowboy, who I had just met, to A the other morning. A knows The Cowboy, and we were comparing contexts. I said that what I loved … Continue reading

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Family: The unfamiliar is so familiar.

my daddy was a bankrobber but he never hurt nobody he just loved to live that way and he loved to steal your money Everyone has their own narrative about their family. The story a person tells about their family … Continue reading

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Back to the Future – or something.

The Wednesday before Thanksgiving, I spent the night in a room I had not slept in since 1989, and not regularly inhabited since 1986. When I got up and walked out through the living room to the kitchen, my parents … Continue reading

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