Let’s say you were seated in a new restaurant and the waiter brings you a menu with the cover announcing the place as Bistro D’Oc. You glance over at the table next to you and see someone happily munching away at a steaming pile of odorous poodle turds covered in creamy bechamel. The poodle might… Continue reading A Thought on Bad Taste
‘A nutritious substance supplied by a bountiful Providence for the fattening of the poor.’ Ambrose Bierce.
I’ve come to believe that the only person worthy of help is the one who asks for it. You can’t help someone who doesn’t know they need help. Let me provide a couple of recent examples. My friend, Max has been kinda sort of seeing this woman in nearby Jiquilpan by the name of Rose.… Continue reading Rose and Douglas
I had only been in Portland a couple of days when I woke one morning to check the news to learn Anthony Bourdain had killed himself. It gave me pause. It was 5:30 am and the sun had been up for almost an hour. I put my tablet down, got off the couch… Continue reading Oregon – Part 2
Sunday, July 1 of this year and just a few days ago I was standing at a bus stop waiting for the No. 8. The sun was still high enough in the sky to render the day bright but a wind had risen to put a chill in the air. The earth was still warm… Continue reading Oregon – Part 1
I hate traveling anymore. I’ve been satisfactorily convinced for quite sometime that I’ve been everywhere that truly matters. And the idea of leaving Mexico for any amount of time takes me frighteningly far out of my perceived comfort zone. And frankly, people just piss me off these days. The arrogance and stupidity of Americans leaves… Continue reading Alaska – Part 1
I prefer fixing an appliance (or anything) to replacing it. Example. One of my pedestal mounted air-circulating fans broke. I took it apart but couldn’t see anything physically wrong with the electrical motor apparatus so this afternoon I took it to a repair shop. They fixed it for $4 (an overcharge probably, but what the… Continue reading Preferred Transactions