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The Zoe Diaries: Teenage Diaries

What to write in teenage diaries? I wrote many things. I have some fifty volumes of journals from my teen years. What to write in teenage diaries? Write about your friends, crushes, boyfriends, and girlfriends. And movies. And food. What to write in teenage diaries? Here is part 3 what I wrote about a dear friend of mine, Jeremiah. (Here Read More

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The Zoe Diaries: Teenage Journal

What to write in a teenage journal? I wrote many things. I have some fifty volumes of journals from my teen years. What to write in a teenage journal? Write about your friends, crushes, boyfriends, and girlfriends. And movies. What to write in a teenage journal? Here is part 2 what I wrote about a dear friend of mine, Read More

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The Zoe Diaries: What to Write in a Teenage Journal

What to write in a teenage journal? I wrote many things. I have some fifty volumes of journals from my teen years. What to write in a teenage journal? Write about your friends, crushes, boyfriends, and girlfriends. And movies. What to write in a teenage journal? Here is what I wrote about a dear friend Read More

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Best Friend’s Wedding: Best Man with Benefits

Best Man with benefits? Yup. Did that. Oh call me an asshole for fucking the best man at my best friend’s wedding, but he was an underwater welder, for fuck’s sake. Come on.  Ex-junkie, done time, hard as fuck, street savant. And kind of a drunk. Oy. Me and the alcoholics. It all starts at 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