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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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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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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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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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Great Mistakes of Burning Man 1999

So many great mistakes and stupid lessons at Burning Man 1999. It was my second Burning Man.  Folks have a wonderful year the first year they go to Burning Man. Minds blown. Then come back to Burning Man for their second year and have a terrible time of it.  I call this “The Terrible Twos”, Read More

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Vaisyas, Weddings, and Ganja in Mumbai

Wasn’t particularly impressed with ganja in Mumbai, but I love Mumbai though. I’ll just start there.  I’m halfway through over five weeks in India. I visited all the major cities, like a maniac. I don’t like things other people like. No one would advise visiting all the major cities in India in a row, not Read More

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New York Smells Like Weed Now – For Dad

New York smells like weed now.  Covid’s still here, but people seem to collectively be coming to the conclusion that it’s done its worst. It killed Aunt Sheila. The cold war turned hot, but I don’t want to talk about it much because I know you’d be rolling in your grave, if you had one. Read More

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Cannabis in Argentina: Buenos Aires Weed

Buenos Aires weed is not the biggest draw. It’s the vibration of the city itself as expressed in everything there as well as the Buenos Aires weed that has me entranced.  I’m not sure why, but I fantasize about Buenos Aires for many years. I suppose it might be the impact of Evita, which has Read More

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Brazilian Weed

My favorite thing about Brazil is not Brazilian weed. I love the shameless display of the human body. All shapes, all sizes, all colors, just let it all hang out.  So many places caught in the clutch of Abrahamic religions have added way too much cloth to be comfortable – especially hot places. Especially black Read More

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Burning Man 1998

Burning Man 1998 is not something I plan. It’s July and I’m over at a horrible lover’s house who has invited me there and is now ignoring me as I sit alone in his living room near his roommate who is working, yet still trying to be nice to me because of the awkward situation. Read More