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Cross Country 1996

In the late summer of 1996 I left Bali for America. My good friend Slim met me at LAX in her Studebaker Lark. On the way to Hollywood the native Californian told me that she had fallen in love with an artist in New York.” “That’s good news, except it’s 3000 miles from here.” “I […]

Trump Tricks Turkey

Donald Trump pardoned the White House turkey, but had the CIA rendition the bird to black-ops site, where his son shot it for sport. He thought it was a leopard. # 2 how do you feed the White House horde with one turkey? One bird was barely enough to serve a white family of five […]

Wendell Berry Quote On Food

I once brought a head of broccoli to the counter of a supermarket outside of Poughkeepsie. The young cashier regarded it with an alien’s disgust for earth. “What is it?” “Broccoli.” It’s one of the few words that is the same around the world. “I’ve never seen it before.” She was probably 17. “Have you […]

The Curse Of Sir Grope-A-Lot

This October Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein was out as a sexual predator. Actresses had complained about constant harassment during castings and groping on the sets, however their agents and fellow actors persuaded the victims that a formal accusation was not in their best interests. His behavior went with the territory of the Sunset Strip. Finally […]

The Freedom Of The Knee

During the National Anthem of a 2016 pre-season NFL game, 49er quarterback Colin Kaepernick knelt on the sidelines. He later stated to the Press, “”I am not going to stand up to show pride in a flag for a country that oppresses black people and people of color. To me, this is bigger than football […]