• Café Culture – The Reminiscence

      “If you are lucky enough to have lived in Paris as a young man, then wherever you go for the rest of your life, it stays with you, for Paris is a moveable feast.” – Ernest Hemingway “Paris is always a good idea.” – Audrey Hepburn “A walk about Paris will provide lessons in… Continue reading

  • The Franklin Planner: You’re A1 baby, A1.

    “… It’s not how you feel, it’s how you look. And you look marvelous.” (Fernando) Billy Crystal I recall working at Oak Ridge National Laboratory, long before gmail, and outlook on the web; and phones were anything but smart. How in the world did any of us know where to be, when this meeting was,… Continue reading

  • Gonzo Journalism (a reprise)

    When the going gets weird, the weird turn pro. “Fear and Loathing at the Super Bowl” (Rolling Stone #155, February 28, 1974); republished in Gonzo Papers, Vol. 1: The Great Shark Hunt: Strange Tales from a Strange Time (1979), p 49 I must say that if there were one thing that I did in my… Continue reading

  • Head Games

    Ok. I’m dating myself here, but I remember when I was a young man there was a head shop that I would go to occasionally. Now, I don’t want to sound too naive, but I honestly didn’t know what the real reason for the headshop was! I would go for three reasons: the incense, the… Continue reading

  • What this world needs is more sissy bars!

    And I’m not talking about any sort of drinking establishments! No, I’m talking about all the awesome accessories that our bicycles had when I was younger. I recall the most killer bike I had was a Western Auto one with a black seat with red racing stripes, butterfly handlebars, and a big ole sissy bar… Continue reading