Tag Archives: rhythm & blues

Banh Mi Me To The End Of The Line

  The 148th version of the Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco started out from Fisherman’s Wharf under a muddle of grey clouds that mimicked slate smeared by an eraser. The forecast called for a gradual clearing by the time the … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me In The Creases

“What are the odds?” “Even.” Chances are I was wrong. It happens. I try to laugh about it. It may come out more like a chortle, but not an outright snort. Trying is no guarantee of success in any direction. … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me When The Cock Crows

     What a bright day it was for freedom to smoke weed and ingest edibles in California when basic signals became crossed at latitude 37.11, longitude -121.84, above an elevation of twelve hundred feet, but good. A slinky ribbon … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me A Buzz

      On the first day dubbed Spring in the northern hemisphere of the minor planet Earth, acres of ecstatic Pride of Madeira overtook the western slopes of  the Santa Cruz Mountains, echium candicans to savage imperialist Europeans used … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me By Chance

      The robot who mops my floors was sending out soprano signals of distress like some whiny wuss. I did not want to appear to be a bad guy again who routinely exploits the help like an entitled … Continue reading

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Picture James Brown With Wings

     Owls from a who’s who of perches and nests among the tallest redwood trees in the Santa Cruz Mountains, owls from the Diablo Range, the Gabilan Range, a big contingent of alto hooting owls from the Big Sur wildness … Continue reading

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Risen

     The tawny owl was tootling at the top of the food chain in a rare vintage redwood tree that had survived the Clear Cut of 1908, the Catastrophe of 1949, and the Crosscut Saw Calamity of 1961, when … Continue reading

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If It’s The Last Thing We Ever Do

It proved to be somewhat akin to providence that morning when I was able to discern an uber-quotient of unhinged luminosity that was pulsing near one of the twin spiral galaxies from which the tawny owl receives inspiration on an … Continue reading

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Education in Thee Cause of High Flying Birds

     I was reaching for a bottle of brown beer that had the potential to save my life near the end of a dry day when it tipped over like the waning afternoon and dribbled into the dirt.  Something … Continue reading

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Dem Dweebs

When I recently called to register a spirited complaint to the formally stellar public radio station in Santa Cruz about the the axing of my favorite rhythm and blues show on Friday evenings that I enjoyed each week along with a … Continue reading

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