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10/18/89

Zeno could not get a flight to any Bay Area airport. Not Oakland, not SFX, no way San Jose. Telephone service was down and electricity out all over Santa Cruz County. No buses, no trains. Bridges required support and tunnels … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me Above The Rim

     HHUMH Thee Tawny Owl caught me in an awkward position when he returned from his annual jaunt to the the highest point in California, Mt. Whitney, where a who’s who of high level raptors elevate, accelerate, bypass, and … Continue reading

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Just This Once

      A band of rebel winds that started out deceptively warm and breezy 2061 nautical miles west of the edge of western civilization turned chill and prickly upon arrival in the Santa Cruz Mountains. The winds did not … Continue reading

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Glowing Achievement

     The all-night bash was big, bright, bold, beauteous. The air was righteously thin that high and the beat was bumping. Though it may be true that I had not been exactly invited, it can’t be denied that I … Continue reading

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Right Alongside

     I was editing the ongoing list I am plainly compelled by good old-fashioned empirical reason to maintain that delineates mistakes that I used to make more, but now make less. A concerned citizen can only go so far … Continue reading

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One Equinox Or The Other

      The most recent gathering of the loosely affiliated millionaires who smoke weed in Santa Cruz County, not an organization in any ordinary sense of the word, but a coalescence of copacetic spirits, sort of, in which the … Continue reading

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Connecting To The Big Bang

Okay, I will admit that I was hearing voices again.  But these were the good kind.  Listen to this: According to reliable hearsay evidence, interstellar activity has been gathering dynamism, thrust, and elliptical momentum.  Yes, again.  Contradictions abound. Where?  Out … Continue reading

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Slow, Superficial, Weak, Shallow

     The dirty gulls that flock to the lagoon formed where Aptos Creek used to flow directly into Monterey Bay before the state of California slammed its bureaucratic stamp down are not a popular bunch.  In the argot of … Continue reading

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Fire In A Crowded Theater

     According to unnamed but reliable sources, The Beverly Hills Rat was the big brain behind the burning of Big Sur in December. He had his reasons, plenty good reasons. No surprise there. According to the tight schedule mandated … Continue reading

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“Meh”

     I was slumped low in a rickety swivel chair that was sticky on the outside, grimacing.  My private business was coming undone, and showing. I did not ask for the identity of the poor sap who had been … Continue reading

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