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Give me two scoops of simple and wonderful: Lunch counters with
tight menus. Trips down the roads Steinbeck wrote about. Tweets of
real birds. Stuff like that. Don't get me wrong, I'm not a Luddite.
Far from it. I just don't want to miss the moment of now. And
you'll miss it if you're looking down at that black rectangle in
your hand all day long. Besides, walking into a light-pole sucks,
even at 5 mph. Just saying.
Sparse poetry or tough detective fiction are always in decent
proximity. A few people tell me that I've got something in my own
writing, but I don't care since it will all end up in a steamer
trunk, anyhow. Music helps me accurately retrieve my memories. Sort
of like a massive neurological card catalog. Nifty.
Oh yeah, getting away from the city is clutch decompression. So
every few months, me and some friends watch the crazy stars out in
the Mojave. I'm not a camping fiend, but I need to see the Milky
Way galaxy frequently to remind me how silly our comic book
religions, turf wars, and evaporating possessions are. That sounds
heavy, but believe me, you'll bust out laughing if you go out there
and let the stars show you that fundamental truth.
What I’m doing with my life
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For dough? I'm sort of like an air-traffic controller for tons of
expensive paper airplanes. When one of them crashes, no one gets
hurt, but it can still cost a fortune.
I’m really good at
Go on, brag a little (or a lot). We won’t judge.
Recognition plates. I can recognize them. Fast.
The first things people usually notice about me
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That I talk a bit different. The word-choice,
metaphors-for-the-point, and the cadence. They belong to me.
Favorite books, movies, shows, music, and food
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Some songs I like:
"Dee Lawd" (Lee Morgan); "Accept Yourself" (The Smiths); "Hi-Heel
Sneakers" (Blue Mitchell); "Total Trash" (Sonic Youth); "Plastic
Man" (The Temptations); "Twilight at Carbon Lake" (Deerhunter); "No
Spell" (Thee Oh Sees); "Babylon Sisters" (Steely Dan); "One Hundred
Years" (The Cure); "Speak Like a Child" (Herbie Hancock); "Where
Eagles Dare" (The Misfits)
Some books I like:
Day of the Locust (West); Freedom from the Known (Krishnamurti);
The Back Country (Snyder); The Unexpected Universe (Eiseley); Oryx
and Crake (Atwood); The Energy of Slaves (Cohen); Vurt (Noon); Way
The six things I could never do without
Think outside the box. Sometimes the little things can say a lot.
Saturday morning. Certain friends & relatives. Good late night
chats. Vin Scully's voice. Mechanical watches. Old jazz vinyl. But
we've all got quite a bit. So let's be grateful.
I spend a lot of time thinking about
Global warming, lunch, or your next vacation… it’s all fair game.
Origins. Disruptive wave patterns. Empty parking lots. Street
lights. Boundary layers. Future cones. Dogs with floppy ears.
On a typical Friday night I am
Netflix and takeout, or getting your party on — how do you let loose?
Come on now. Just like you, it's either potential or kinetic.
The most private thing I’m willing to admit
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"Gypsy" by Fleetwood Mac gives me goosebumps whenever I hear it on
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