Roth, Springsteen, and Allen
On July 25, 2014, there was a death, a death not just of a
person but of a vanishing period of time, a time that history books will never
truly cover and that will never come again. That death likely went unnoticed
even by the most devoted hippies of the 1960s.
When the ...
Our Small Place in Space Is Dying
For the first time ever, California’s Governor Jerry Brown has imposed a
mandatory limit on water use, this after the state’s fourth year of
record-breaking drought. The mandate targets businesses and residents in cities
and towns, but it will not affect the farms that use most of California's water.
California, a place that you ...
I’m Possessed, and Don’t Touch the Red Phone
I’m possessed! I have tried ceremonies of self-exorcism, but
nothing has worked. I considered blowing up my TV—I had a drummer friend who
actually did that with a squirt seltzer bottle. It’s the John Prine solution,
where he contended that the pyrotechnical disembowelment of one’s television,
using your newspaper as kindling, then starting a ...