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Puerto Rican Weed

Puerto Rican weed is excellent. My experience of Puerto Rico is slim. Two visits to San Juan. One in 1985. One in 2022. Yet still I can say that my experience of Puerto Rico is that everything is hit or miss. There’s either running water, or it’s out for the whole neighborhood. Fast internet available Read More

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Trading Drugs

Trading drugs? If I wasn’t desperate for rent money and about to go to Burning Man 2001, I would never have let RP bring a stranger to my rented apartment where I grew hidden mushrooms under my bed that even my own roommate didn’t know about.   But I was, and I acquiesced and a small Read More

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Burning Man 2001: Knee Deep in Dust on GHB

Burning Man 2001. As I write this many are headed to or already at Burning Man 2022. I’ll admit for the first time since I quit going, I’ve the urge. Of course the urge comes only a few months after I’ve liquidated my Burning Man storage entirely, gifted away to other burners.  But this is Read More

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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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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