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California Noir Books

I have written one of the best California noir books I could – but I still have plenty more observations that could fit into plenty more California noir books. Here are a few: Kagel Canyon I have been living quietly in Kagel Canyon for three months. Tonight is my last night here. It’s a side Read More

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Real Viagra Stories

Fair warning: my real Viagra stories are mostly funny, not sexy, though of course there is sex involved in some of them. My real Viagra stories start with the admission that I have no REAL Viagra stories. The stories are all about sildenafil, in a rainbow of other forms, but none of them that holy Read More

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Crack House Stories and Dangerous Fuckers: A Guest Post by my Favo(u)rite Lover

I feel like I have less and less than a little introduction most days. Zoe calls me her favourite which she spells “favorite”. She tells me I would save bandwidth and data expenses and time if I left out the little letters which Europeans still use. I remind her that the metric system is better.  Read More

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My Volcano Day: You Mean Water Pipe 5

I enjoy selling to the drug dealers. Some of these are obvious, they are clean cut and inconspicuous, and have come in to buy a very expensive and accurate scale with cash while wearing white cotton gloves so as not to leave their fingerprints anywhere. Some of these are dead obvious in the other direction, Read More

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Kratom: You Mean Water Pipe 3

I get into the rhythm quickly. Selling product, polishing bongs, dusting shelves, checking ID’s, keeping an eye on people. I sell other vaporizers, but not yet a Volcano. It is summertime and things are slow because all the students have gone home, unless unlucky enough to be stuck here for summer school. I like this Read More

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No B Words: You Mean Water Pipe 2

You Mean Water Pipe is an excerpt from my book Down and Out in California. Head Shop Job: You Mean Water Pipe 1 My first day of work at Headz they stick me with Crystal, a short, slim redhead with terrible posture who can’t seem to meet my eyes. So far I get the feeling Read More

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Head Shop Job: You Mean Water Pipe 1

Trying to explain an early millennium California head shop job to an alien: Well, it’s a store that only people eighteen years or older can go into that sells paraphernalia for an illegal drug. Well, the drug isn’t really a drug, it’s a plant that grows like a weed that gets people high. Also, it’s Read More

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Burning Man 2000: Weather, Mr. T, and MSG

Burning Man 2000 is my third Burning Man. My tale of Burning Man 2000 is thankfully not on the same theme as the first two. It is not ONLY about being woefully unprepared. I was somewhat prepared, this time, it being my third time. This time, I’m ready to be there for a week and Read More

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Drama, Romance, and Mexican Ditch Weed in Puebla

The first time I smoked Mexican ditch weed in Mexico itself was in Puebla, Mexico. It was probably the ugliest thing I saw in Puebla other than this toilet. Pretty much everything else I saw in Puebla was stunningly gorgeous. Jaw-dropping. Colorful. Beautiful. Historic. Fun. Crazy. Warm. My host is a mountaineer at heart, and Read More

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Digital Nomad Lifestyle: Places I Have Taken Meetings for Work

One of the more jarring parts of the digital nomad lifestyle is taking meetings in USAmerica while being in someplace that is very much not USAmerica.  I like to immerse myself in the places I visit. Work is one of the things that keeps me rooted to USAmerica, because even though I work with a Read More