Monthly Archives: June 2012

When the web of Life turns ugly

Only yesterday, my brother-in-law Andy (who apparently thinks he’s too good to accept my heartfelt offer of Internet friendship and social-media bonhomie) wrote a charming and thoughtful Web essay about a tragedy narrowly averted on the cat-eat-bird streets of South … Continue reading

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June 2007: Welcome to Louisiana

Editor’s note: Sunday night, June 10. We’re loitering at the Holiday Inn in SeaTac, Wash. We came here for a deferred Mother’s Day gift. We came to watch the season finale of Mad Men. The greatest among the litany of … Continue reading

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Blue Chicago: You feel me, Family?

Editor’s note: Deep in the bowels of my Yahoo email account, I’ve uncovered more rambling commentary on my visit to Chicago in July of 2002. My friend Jun was out of town, visiting a girl in Iowa City, when I … Continue reading

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Chicago 2002: Little Sonny Scott, Lawrence Lee, 47th and MLK

Editor’s note: After spending a few carpal-tunneling-enabling hours typing out the notebook contents about my life-endangering journey to Maxwell Street Uptown Polish Sausages yesterday, I belatedly discovered a copy of it in an ancient email, already edited and improved. Dumbass. … Continue reading

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Way, way, wayback machine: Chicago Blues

Editor’s note: A decade ago, back in medieval times before the multifarious wonders of the weblog revolution trickled down to over-the-hill technophobes, long-in-the-tooth Luddites and long-dead ballplayers like me, I squandered many hours filling up old-fashioned spiral notebooks with lots … Continue reading

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Kingman, Arizona: Asa’s bar

Editor’s note: We find ourselves back in Kingman, Ariz., a bit unexpectedly. We hadn’t planned to stop here in the fall, either. We blew a tire at midnight, which changed our itinerary. We slept the night at a tire shop … Continue reading

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San Jose: Life on the ledge

It’s been nearly eight months since we met Bobby in Powderface 2, a New Orleans-style coffee bar in San Jose. Outside of my crazy Navajo friend Herbert, who apparently wants me to be his unemployed sugar daddy, Bobby is the … Continue reading

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