4 12 2013
Some people their dream is to own a big assed house high up in the Hollywood Hills. A gate across the drive. Movie stars for neighbors. Help in the kitchen. A pool and palm trees and the glitter of the skyline. Not me. Every day I’d look through my window down upon L.A. and think, […]
california, los angeles, the good life
23 02 2011
I broke my foot and tore a nice bunch of ligaments all the way up my ankle playing pickup basketball at the Nate Thurmond courts between Ashbury and Clayton. I knew it was broke the second it happened. I rolled over from where I’d tumbled on the left block—my hands a little scuffed—looking at the […]
ain't afraid to hustle, ballin, california, code of the streets, drinking, san francisco
18 02 2010
We would hike up Telegraph Hill all the way to Coit Tower. We’d go past the parking lot to where you see the sweep of the Bay laid out and people clogging up the panorama posing for pictures.
california, drinking, fuck ups, hash, san francisco, weed
16 10 2009
The pool was in the center of Redwood Way Apartments. A palm tree planted by the hump of the kidney leaned out over it. She and I were diving under, grabbing at ankles trying to pull one another down
california, drinking, infidelity, women
7 07 2009
sponsored by the Northern California Independent Bookstore Association, this walking tour includes stops at the following stores, Get Lost Travel Books, Green Arcade, Great Books Symposium, Books Inc and Booksmith.
bill vollmann, california, history, language, san francisco
7 03 2009
“Riding Towards Everywhere,” Bill Vollmann’s book about “catching out”—hobo slang for riding a freight train without permission—romanticizes the forgotten conveyance and freightage of Manifest Density and the Westward expansion of the United States. The railways built this country. It wasn’t really until the 1950’s that we had an Interstate Highway System. Most people, but not Bill, forget that.
bill vollmann, california, catching out, history, Sanchez Grotto
2 03 2009
Random House has purchased Berkeley based Ten Speed and its imprints. share this:
california, media giants, publishing