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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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The Slave Quarters of Uschi Obermaier

I do not know who Uschi Obermaier is when I visit various guest houses in Topanga. I’m just looking for a place to live and Topanga seems reasonable, other than the considerable fire risk. Topanga is located about 20 minutes drive north of Venice/Santa Monica in Los Angeles. Many people refer to it as “Topanga Read More

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I Do Windows: Part 1 (Excerpt from my book)

“I Do Windows” is an excerpt from my book, Down and Out in California. While driving me to my first day on the job, The Landlady says she has many reasons for hiring me and paying me fifteen dollars an hour when the average crew member, her words, makes nine dollars an hour. The first reason Read More

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Crush (Part 1 of 3): Working Crush at a Winery

“Crush” is an excerpt about crushing wine grapes and cleaning wine vats for a winery from my first book, Down and Out in California. This is part 1 of 3. Read Part 2 of Crush Read Part 3 of Crush I’m drunk when I apply for the job. It’s the last time I ever get wine Read More

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San Pedro

“San Pedro” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. It’s four in the morning on Hollywood Boulevard. I’m carrying three knives: a serrated bread knife, a meat cleaver, and a small, sharp kitchen knife. I’ve sloppily wrapped these and a roll of duct tape in a couple issues of the Los Read More

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Scrip (215 I)

Proposition 215, the California medical marijuana initiative that was the first straw that broke cannabis prohibition, has been passed for the last decade at this point. I am sitting in a doctor’s office waiting room. This is no ordinary doctor’s office, it’s one of the network of MediCann offices, and I am here to get Read More

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Buying Drugs in Iconic Places

I do not often, as a rule, find myself buying drugs on the street. Nor do I make exceptions for parks. I frown on other people buying drugs on the street, in almost all situations. This is because I have had realistic and horrid encounters with drugs of unknown origins. If I didn’t make it Read More

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Anal Sex

Two confessions about the first time I had anal sex:  It was in the raw. Unprotected anal sex. It was the only time I’ve received anal sex. I think the thing that made me want to fuck JR was his black and white thinking, which was also what made him get under my skin. I Read More

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Use A Condom

I drive up to the winding road to the house not too far in from the mouth of Kagel Canyon, Northeast of Los Angeles, near Sylmar, where The Plant Whisperer has made his home for the moment. I chuckle at the name of Kagel Canyon, like most do, even funnier in the context of the Read More