I woke up for work an hour and thirty minutes before I had to leave today and was still thirty minutes late. All I did was exercise for twenty-six minutes, then I marinated some chicken for a Hawaiian dish that I make about three times a year. I then took a shower and got ready […]
I heard this song on the way home today. It was originally recorded by Trent Reznor from 9 Inch Nails, but Johnny Cash covered it and made the video right before he passed away. The video is heartbreaking, covering Cash’s entire career right up to the old man sitting on his, “Empire of dirt.” Click […]
It’s amazing what a fresh set of sheets can do for your love life after not washing them for so long you’ve forgotten how long it’s been. They are almost like an untouched wall in the ghetto, begging to be graffitied.
This is what grocery stores in the Mid-West look like when you tell people there’s a snow storm coming. (Picture from my friend Lori. We both grew up and went to high school together in Hawaii.) P.S. I’m posting twice today because I didn’t post anything on the third. I did write in my notebook […]
Behind the 8-Ball
Sometimes life is like an 8-ball tournament. You get your first match under your belt and move on to the next. You win a close cat-and-mouse game on the next match and then have to win the third game for the whole team to win the series. You’re playing a guy who you are literally […]
“I can see better/ looking through the rearview mirror/ than I ever could see/ looking out over the hood.” FL-GA Line I gave my two weeks’ notice on Monday September 9th after 10 years of service with the St. Charles County jail. When I told my Captain I was leaving, he said, “Well, I’m going […]
Girl in the Window (Day 6)
What’s to say about a girl fixing her hair in an abandoned storefront window?
Pulled Over (Day 5)
I got pulled over this morning. It was about 2:15 am and I was on my way to work an overtime shift at the county jail. The young cop walked up, shinned his flashlight in my face and said, “License and insurance please.” I handed it to him and he said, “I pulled you over […]
Taking a Break from Drinking (Day 4)
A few days ago, I decided that after Labor Day, I was going to take a 30-day break from drinking. I drank heavily for the three days in a row—Friday, Saturday and Sunday. Each day had its own set of fun times and charm. There was lots of money spent that I shouldn’t have. There […]
Labor Day Pool Party
Labor Day pool parties signal that summer is coming to an end. Grilled brats and hamburgers, chips, homemade salsa, and a watermelon filled with vodka are what’s on our friend’s picnic-table. Oiled-bodies bobbing in the water, with bikinis that are a little too small from a summer of too much drinking and not enough exercise […]