“The best is yet to come” said the horoscope today for Scorpio. So stop worrying. Removing the residue of dread from a belly so familiar with the taste takes time. Sometimes things that should be beautiful seem unreal and undeserved. “None of this is real and all is fake and so take this smile and […]
Some pics from this evening:
my job is to pull you back from the brink of darknessprotect you from the prince of shadowsshow you the flower in all seasonskeep you fed, fat and gigglinggive you a blanket when its coldbuild a home for you to waltz inshore up the foundation when it crumblesso that i might be the man i’ve […]
I find myself asking this question after reading stories like this one by the late Michael Kreca. This information is not new to me — the fact that FDR, Churchill and Stalin steered America into a war that did not need to be fought. The consequences reverberate today in the Empire that emerged from the […]
“And I wish that I were not any partof the fifth generationof men, but had died before it cameor had been born afterward.For here now is the age of iron …when guest is no longer one with hostnor companion to companionwhen your brother is no longer your friendas he was in the old days.”
The army drums cut off human travel,A lone goose sounds on the borderland in autumn.Tonight we start the season of White Dew,The moon is just as bright as in my homeland.My brothers are spread all throughout the land,No home to ask if they are living or dead.The letters we send always go astray,And still the […]
As you can see, I have changed a few colors on the blog. let me know what you think. I have been writing for Antiwar.com again, have a regular column coming out, not yet sure exactly which days, but I will let you know. The first one I wrote in a while got me called […]
Whatchyallknowbout Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings? Just finished Natural Born Lover and moving on to Stranded in yo’ Love And this album makes me jig my way around this living room in my chupa, wrapped up and ready for this cup of coffee i got infused with anti-viral honey from Andrea Shanti’s store, check […]
Ni zai kan ma?? Ni GUADEBUDELIAO! dajia dou xiaode.
Bout to watch the Return of the King. Again. And the only reason I want to do it now is to get the full account of Gandalf the White’s battle with the Balrog. I feel quite comfortable with my fractal personality that involves serious nerdocity, hobo tendencies, sleazy charm, demagoguery and half-ass intellectualism. Add a […]
i have been many things in my life, some good, some bad and some ugly. i have seen my brothers be those as well. what i have learned is that only through the fire can the secrets of these ancient bonds be learned and earned. i also believe that time heals all and everything works […]
In the Sanctuary in Oakland with my main men Big Scott and Johnny Frizzle. Today we tore the house up to try and find my passport. We all had different vague recollections of having stowed it away somewhere in the house, but it turns out I left it at a completely different sanctuary up north […]
the ABC’s of photography and peep the Yosemite B&W’s here ….
in darkness and in light even as alli said in the last post is true, so is the sweetness of the old lady and the steady drifting of the old man in from the cold. she wants to be our grandmother and it takes time for her to manage the movement from skeksi to mystic, […]
I have a day off today so i am in a cafe catching up on things and trying to get into contact with people. somehow i racked up a $234 phone bill even though i lost my phone 2 weeks ago. that hurts. AT&T really takes it out of my ass. thats 234 i did […]
My sister is in Paris alone … hoping that my old friend will visit and show her around, listen to her and give her a word or two of advice that she can carry back. I am in Northern Cali in the midst of the harvest season. Billions of dollars of green gold erupting out […]
after all that lonely lashing out ended, i dreamt of a castle i was in, under attack from buffoons shooting dynamite into the air. it was my castle, in the sense that i lived there, but i still wanted to show them my secret passageway in the wall and the stone staircase that led down […]
A brown hen named Gary gives a flapping sqawk and makes a dash for the cherry tree in my backyard. Her two speckled girlfriends shoot their heads up and cock suspicious eyes, until they see Gary begin painting her beak black with cherry juice. They jump and run, coming to a calm hesitant stop near […]
The past two nights i have been drinking Yellow Tail Shiraz with my old high school buddy Maximillian. He was one of my first and best friends back when i was 16 and getting my bearings in Germany. I had a friend walk with me in a dream last night, a walk i can barely […]
i am better in group situations, then one on one cuz in one on one I am too eager to revealI like to pass around planets and laugh at jokesor drift away or just sit there and smilei remember a show about a moment taken randomlyand how it could in a moment be divineany second […]
So for the past few weeks I have been working in the shack at the famous Thai spot called Pok Pok in Portland, on 32nd and Division. It was supposedly ranked one of the best spots in the nation in Food and Wine. All I can say is the food is excellent, the kitchen is […]
and even though the morning afternoon and evening held sunshine sweet sunshineoh lord the nights were demons in my bellyand i walked on creaky wooden floorsin my footsnuggies and sweatpantswonderingwonderingwhere is my mindwhereismymind
That just kind of came to me earlier today while reading this story here about Somalis in Minneapolis becoming “radicalized” and then heading back to Somalia to be warriors. I was envisioning the journalist interviewing one of the young boys who went back to fight and having the young boy go into a tirade about […]
Ever notice how the convolution of simple tasks is at the core of many a dream? Repeating myself.
Drinking my favorite Honey Dew tea in the dungeon thinking about home births and bike rides. yesterday i biked aimlessly and ended up near Powell Butte. The path seems to lead straight to snow capped mount hood .. i waved and stared until the sky turned that shade of purple streaked with fading white and […]
Last Sunday I invited a group of friends over to Paul Rosenberg’s tea temple for a tasting. Paul runs Sacred Teas, a service for those who want to learn more about tea, its properties and how to appreciate the brew for all of the good things it can bring you. In attendance were John and […]
I need to record this fool, kinda like my Native-Black-Polack-Commie homeboy Charlie. Last night Sammy came back from the mini mart and said: “dude, mini-marts are like bugzappers for lunatics. And in our neighborhood, there be lotsa lunatics.” its true. If you hang out all day at the minimarts you’ll see people surviving/thriving offa deep […]
thats what my boy grant said to me a long time ago while we were in his dj dungeon listening to a little known dj named Fresh who was juggling some funk. man i started gettin up and groovin. at the time (and even now) djs were into that technically ridiculous style. but i’ve always […]
My sensesjostle for pole position in my brainvarious species of dewbrimstone, lilacs and porcelaini look up at a sunny Portland skyand it smells like raini envy my sensesas they compete in vainthen i close my eyesand see everything
So when yer friend is wallowing in the dark night of his/her soul, at 2am, hating him/herself, wondering if there is any meaning whatsoever, then suggest a healthy sweat. God loves sweat. really. he loves funky humans. When we sweat, God sweats, Creation sweats and the whole universe sweats with us. When the Hand of […]
I went to Mengding Mountain yesterday and took a LONG trek to find my Honey Dew Green supplier Bai Ting Ting (Xiao Bai) just so I could be there again. It a beautiful spot. Tea bushes as far as the eye can see and as clear a sky as the Sichuan fog allows. Its real […]
Thanks to all my peeps who commented on that digital vagabond proposal. Here is a piece I wrote about the Mexican War on Drugs about a month ago. Never got published, so I figure I’ll drop it right here: Crystal meth used to be a homegrown, domestically manufactured good ole American drug until the War […]
So let me try and explain whats going on here: My main woman Nicole went through several years of servitude and now, finally, the work she has wanted all her life has fallen like manna from the sky. She wants to be a freelance journalist on the move and that’s what is happening to her. […]
You know i don’t ask much of you all, but i need anyone who peeps this blog to go here: Chachie’s Proposal! read my proposal and drop yer words on it. Mad love.
Nicole be twitterin with Questlove these days cuz he is in P-town freezin his ass off … i mean it aint that cold up here but for him … used to the sun and all … Is the Apocalypse nigh? I met a dude in Eugene who saw 7 of the 13? crystal skulls and […]
is hard to locate not because the clouds are there, but because they’re absent. I haven’t seen a sky like this one in I don’t even know when. Ate a power breakfast of Inca berries, Goji berries, chicken broth infused brown rice, pineapples and bananas and a huge dollop of yogurt. Did Big Scott’s pushup […]
Motherhood. Its motherhood ya’ll. Before being a mother, girls trip on the intense biological forces that take over all thought and emotion and drive girls to be moms, or at the very least create the conditions under which momhood can best be realized (house, man, dog, fence). Fellaz: consider the intense drive we have to […]
I wrote about China for Antiwar.com for about 8 years. If you check the columns out, you’ll see I wrote in spurts. There was often a month or more between any one column. It was basically geopolitical stuff but it also served as my forum for the things that inspired, infuriated or interested me about […]
Sigh. How many times do we read something like this over coffee/tea in the mornring, imagine charging or throwing a stone at a rich man’s house and then … just go about doin yer thang?
I am working on this chapter right now and i am finding it quite difficult. i want to convey the deep desire of the pirates to be acknowledged for their adventures while at the same time showing them to be the pillaging bastards that they really are. basically, they wanted to be loved, when they […]
funny funny, i talk about the beatnuts, pop open Itunes and my song’s on. howz that yo?its hard for you to swallawhatcha gonna do? you was in jail wearin kneepads … cuz for real there aint nothin but crooks in here … watch out now.
so yo, I have been dwelling daily on a tea business. I started out thinking that I was going to get a van, pimp it out Thai style and then roll around Portland dishin out love. It doesn’t work like that for a variety of reasons. So then I looked at my plans and numbers […]
this is what i’m reading and i am thankful for a bucket of blessed mobility. because this is why i aint been writing on here recently. Buddha Palm Teas ya’ll.
When o when will the weather cease to drive me down into my dungeon? Its hailing outside right now. And its got that dank and dreary grey vibe that just warns ya: “if u go out, the sky can see you. and it will MAKE U PAY!” In the News?Phish is back. Long live the […]
because I’m just so in love with it. I beatbox walkin down the block a lot and sing in easy soul rhymes. My gait loses me in the funk and I must look wild to passersby. Its so easy to slip into a soulwalk in any town on any street, I flash it out like […]
My man Riz. I remember when his goofy big toothed ass showed up in Chengdu and immediately girls were following him around like he was an ice cream truck. i was so jealous i licked his girl’s eyeball. he would console me when i was drunk. he told me it was going to be all […]
Courtesy of my man Charles “Himmler” Moseley:
I play World of Warcraft. But since i understand that massive multi player role playing games can be detrimental to your health, i try and find ways in which this truly enjoyable game can help me out in some way. so yesterday i was playing and my character was on a rocky coast WAY far […]
I was tipped off to this article this morning by meeks shuckafunka and about four paragraphs down is the word “eidolon.” I wrote a story a LONG time ago that is still sitting in the unpublished drawer about a man who falls in love with a woman in seconds and the story is called Eidolon […]
Because now they want you to believe they never existed. The WSJ talks about it and here in the Washington Sketch is a funny little interview with Richard Perle. The lady’s comment at the end is pretty funny: “You kept us entertained.”
Today’s NYT has a story about the Beijing Silk Market and the struggles between big names brands and the pirates that knock-em off and slang em to tourists. I was at the silk market every day last summer during the Olympics. The big brand names do have a point: China does need to “graduate from […]
Here is a story i wrote about Dai Shi Men gong fu school for the South China Morning Post. I can’t link the story because SCMP.com requires you pay. So here are the pdfs as pics.
I got all dressed up for a meeting downtown. walked in the drizzle two blocks to the mini mart and ran across 82nd in front of pick-ups to grab the 72 to the Max. Bus was empty but for me and three mexicans. A white man old and wrapped in sweatpants and O of U […]
so its bout time to go and i had a good time in the Twins. I saw several old school homies like Tshisuaka and Jake and Ciaran and i got to spend some time with queens i have worshiped like Jessie and Mika and Kelly and i am leaving here a better man. i got […]
I realized something very profound this morning and i am going to try and explain as best i can. it began when i thought about this scene in a movie i watched, in which a man said to another, lets have a moment. they then looked each other in the eyes and “had a moment”. […]
So after a few days in the Twins aka Manyasspolice aka Mipples aka Minneapolis … I have the following to say: 1) It aint even that cold. I hear its a “heat wave” out here right now, but it aint even that cold. its like .. 36 or something. no problem. i might whine for […]
Does anyone find it strange that all the Jedi never considered their own purge as the means with which the force would achieve balance? i have been thinking of sacrifice and devotion. are they one and the same? and just now i wrote a friend about the need to massage the message of A Great […]
Those who do not use the hours before dawn are fools. i woke up dreaming of a fine fine situation, then flipped on the computer and started playing some o that Blue Train and then this mezmerizing photo arrested my attention. I have to thank my man Charles for sending me this. And i just […]
So i have to admit. Last night i put 15 pages down, but when i was done i logged in to World of Warcraft and played till 730am. then i had breakfast and walked around. then slept and didn’t get up till 3pm. its bad ya’ll. i dreamt of humans attacking as Horde characters in […]
So i been working on this epic novel and such and as the days go on the story gets more fun to mess with. I am going to lay a bit on ya’ll here cuz I figure why not and people be asking me all the time “YO Sasch, wassup with the book dude?” (and […]
The downturn just hit my household. The main breadwinner int he house stands to lose her job come April. Her bosses are pretty unimaginative when it comes to downsizing, but how much can you expect from people really these days? I have a new slogan that can help answer that question: when you decide to […]
Matador is jumping off the chains and the hook and the fence and cliffs and all that. here are some stories posted recently, check em out. A great run down of funky eats in Asia. Spots to dip to if the US is getting you down. I am down with Medellin. Some thoughts on the […]
right after that last post, i went through all the times i felt i was betrayed or hurt or wronged by my best friends and felt anger and hatred rise up inside. thank God i can breathe or else i’d probably blow up. so is it best to sit down and be like YO, this […]
when empathy ruled and misunderstanding had not yet been conceived. Isn’t it amazing how women and men revolve around each other like lightning struck ions repelling and attracting each other furiously? I find myself constantly saying shit like: women are absolutely insane. and weak. and needy. and insane. and Q kinda clued me in to […]
Here are some stories coming out of Matador.com … They are doing a great job with their articles and site and I am on board for the long haul so check them out and give some feedback … holla. Weird Hotels around the world International Healthcare Options How to Deal with Haters Support yer broke […]
I knew something would come up to brighten my day …
I sent a mass email out the other day to get people to sign a petition to have 1 million given to every citizen in the US by the gov. the math is of course “ridiculous” right? the idea that the gov “financed by the people” could possibly give any money to us is “absurd” […]
Last night I was minding my own business at my man Q’s house in the Pearl District when I get drunk-dialed by Sammy’s ass. He came to pick me up in the broken down Daewoo that he be driving these days, half in the bag, and demanded I take him to several seedy, dark, smelly […]
Strippers wanna be watched, stared at, lusted over and dreamt about. Strippers watch themselves in the mirror and wish they could throw some ones at their own wiggling ass. Strippers wanna sit at the bar and talk politics in their skimpy suits and be taken seriously. Strippers want elicit sex between shows in the waiting […]
I left the Council of the Monkey in Pai and headed north through Laos to China. The other council members headed south to bangkok for school and such … I ran out of money in Chiang Rai on the Laos border and had to trade a bottle of Sambuca for a broken bike. I strapped […]
Chillin in El Lay and I must say the women here are so fly and so cute and wearing clothes that i got to get for my hipster women pals up in portland. i saw a blonde girl today fellaz. lord have mercy. and there are more asians than you can gawk at (if you, […]
Here are a couple stories I have been writing for Matador.com: This is my list of cities for singles and here is the “companion piece” about making love to natives in order to learn their language. Here’s what I have to say about late night food out there. Feel free to drop comments and enlarge […]
Chillin with my main menwe found some new friendsa million voices to heara million lips to reada million eyes to look into me and my main menwe get tribalsometimes we get devilishwe’re all looking for the same thing feel free to join usyou might get rescuedfeel free to join us maybe you’ll get rescued
I hereby claim “Pirates with no Boat” as my intellectual property. It does not matter if you read this post or not, the title now belongs to me. If i find it anywhere else, I will have my lawyer, my brother, sue you. That’s right. Go Bills.
and me and sammy have just taken our sweet time dealing with a heaping plate of biscuits and gravy at this spot down the road called the Arlita Library … now i have had some real good biscuits and gravy and i always love em. i have had some bad ones too and there is […]
Now that Obama has won, the focus shifts to expectations for dramatic change and improvement across the board and the historic importance of the first black president. For me, both of these lines of thought are foolish and irrelevant. Obama himself can do little to stem the tide of bankruptcies and layoffs that are yet […]
You are Progress. Speaking of progressive, i remember when Obama first started moving toward the center, i said he was a coward and a sellout in this blog and that he should rely on true change and progressive values to ride into the White House. Many of you thought i was being to harsh and […]
Last Christmas I went to visit my parents in Germany and I told them then that Obama would win the White House. My Dad said “America is not ready for a black president.” I didn’t really argue with him, because I have a history of being right with this stuff and having Dad come around. […]
My man Himmler and me have this ongoing discussion about Macs and Pcs and which computer is doper. Now the arguments are getting a bit stale and now we just argue about who is better at Starcraft. Speaking of which. If anyone out there plays this game and wants to go toe to toe, please […]
its transition time and i am getting my room painted, my workshop set up and my routine established. dreams of off the grid cribs become tangible in the MFNW When the full moon watches the sun set over happy valleymt hood floats like a phantom above the treesa rainbow canopy encases the worldand meets the […]
I listened to McCain very closely this debate, just as I listened to Sarah Palin very closely during the celebrated VP debate. I did this because I gave them the benefit of the doubt. I wanted to know if I like Obama because I identify with a cool black man more than with an ugly […]
This story is getting passed around the elderly, all-white, businesspeople circle that i have a toe in. I think they may be smug about the fact that Blacks and Hispanics defaulted on many of their loans. Here is another story, by Stanley Kurtz, that basically lays the blame of the economic meltdown on defaulting Blacks […]
On the night of the Fall Equinox, in the hills of northern California, beneath an ancient oak tree, surrounded by leaves, herbs and Tribe: I slipped into madness. I unlocked an old familiar riddle and chased the smirking moustached man through the mazes Between. I found countless paths through the madness, countless countless paths that […]
I was in Hong Kong during the WTO Ministerial in 2005 — here is part one of a four part series I wrote while i was there — and in the end i believe “we” defeated the “Establishment” by breaking through the police lines and making it to the the Convention Center where the suits […]
Political ads … why am i headed back to the US again? the McCain girls are great for a morning pick-me-up …
Here is Eli and my main man Kaffe doin their thang on NPR. Peep it and pass it on. Its the real deal ya’ll!!!!
Yo: I urge you all to check out this video by the Hanyuan B-Boys … they put it down for their town and have all of China writing to them about the merits of breaking amidst the rubble … here is an edited version of what i have been writing here on the Brave New […]
I am in Qingdao now, chillin with my man Li Du and a large group of artists and musicians for the “Twin City Art Show” between Chengdu and Qingdao. I had a great night listening to the guys tell stories and admiring the girls’ style … here are a few stories about China as it […]
or just post some love on yer blog and send it through the underground. i remember telling some young Chinese friends about the Tank Man in Tiananmen and they all laughed at me and said it was a piece of CIA propaganda. I think for everybody who does not live in China, the image of […]
Liu Xiang is injured and will not compete. He has been injured since at least May, when he had his last competition. In China, an athlete is property of the State and to a lesser extent the People. Perhaps Liu has had enough of being a slave to the system. Perhaps he wants to walk […]
I bet this dude puffs mad herb. Now, if we find out that he does, will he be stripped for doping? “Once you reach the plateau, it becomes the norm.”
This didnt even make the rumor rounds in China until today … doesnt seem to bother anyone that much yet … i think people here don’t really know much about the “mom’s japanese, dad’s chinese, look what they did to me” thing. It means something to Asian Americans, as this story on surgery and this […]
Yeah its always the same wherever I go. i become Red from the Shawshank Redemption. I am now in the ticket business and it is quite fruitful. I will be able to see beach volleyball, tennis, baseball, some basketball (no USA yet) and some girls field hockey. Ya’ll need tickets? holla at me. Ya’ll got […]
Today has been a very weird day so far. Last night I drank late late into the night with some security guys — old warhorses from Ireland and such — and they said i fit the profile of an “agency man.” This morning I was helping Jim Leprino, one of the richest men out there, […]
I think i really dropped it on this one … peep it and holla back! (Do i need to translate any American slang for you people? — i just assume everyone knows what “dropped it” and “peep it” mean …)
… my people will hear me though…
Reports came in this morning that at least two bombs destroyed two buses in Kunming, capital of Yunnan Province. Although unconfirmed, the word is that suicide bombers boarded the buses and blew themselves up at 7:50 and 8:00am. A possible third and fourth bombing is rumored but unconfirmed. BBC was the first foreign media outlet […]
views from my window.
Every week or so i find a new web tool for this blog. I am trying out the “share me” button, even though I myself have not signed in to any Diggs, Blinks or de-lish-us sites. i am interested to know how many of you actually use and are familiar with these content sharing applications.
“Everything is proceeding as I have foreseen it …” I always loved that line. So much power and confidence. A calm declaration laced with pride. An intimation of secret channels, open only to the few, that bring the blissful touch of the Divine. I enjoy the way it rolls out of my mouth when i […]
Today i sloshed through the rain to Du Fu’s Cottage in Chengdu to attend a meeting of poets and lyricists. About a dozen read their works aloud — all concerning the earthquake. There were old men with wispy beards, country farmers speaking Sichuan Hua and young kids with I love China T-Shirts on. Some were […]
I met a woman a few months back in the city of Yaan, renowned for rain, fish and beauties. She’s a young music teacher at a high school in town. She took me and Oliver around and we talked till 2am. She is married, has a child and is irrepressibly curious about the world outside […]
The Min flows down from the Tibetan Plateau, through Dujiangyan where a 2000 year old irrigation project splits the river into two parts: one headed south to Chengdu and the other, which rushes along the mountains — and the fault line — all the way down to the Leshan Grand Buddha, where it swirls at […]
So i will try and put a few good Sichuan Hua phrases up here from time to time … such as this fine one right here:zhaan hua’r kai huang qiang! zhaan hua’r is that dude, wherever there is some commotion or excitement, his ass is there. talking as if he was the only one to […]
here are some pics that are circling the chinese blogosphere. The police and government officials in China haven’t changed one iota. They are doing their damned-est to sweep the deaths of all those children under the rug. If they only knew how much love they would get if they would just do the right thing […]
Tomorrow is chill out time with my kitties. Ima ride my bike around and beat Tenzin in chess. mad love
for those confused about the time of my posts, i had it on pacific time.
i was in the middle of a shave when an earthquake hit and the whole neighborhood spilled out onto the street. here is a pic of my mug. i will have more pics up soon i hope. i learned that standing in the doorway is a decent way to “survive” earthquakes … the buildings are […]
here are some pics of my kitties. there are three surviving kitties and the two sisters take turns licking and caressing the lil kitty-cats. i believe the white one is the mom. I have already thought up a fairy tale based on Auntie Lickems, Mommy and the three adventurous furballs. I cannot comment back or […]
which is a lie. I actually do roll the dice often and play cards most every week. But i still dont believe in chance. This may seem ridiculous, but i can see the cards in the deck sometimes. The only evidence I have for this very ephemeral ability is the plus/minus column. in six years […]
this is about Migrant Workers jumping from buildings to protest corrupt ass developers who refuse to pay salaries. its a spoof in Sichuan Dialect.
I am down with Sichuan Hua.
does anyone out there work with alternative fuels/renewable energy on a large scale — research, investment, development, promotion over breakfast at the sunny side up on lyndale can ya feel me ??? i bet there are at least five peeps reading this. anyway. this story and others like it have me very excited and optimistic. […]
China is really making it hard for the foreigners these days. All visas are a big pain in the ass — my main man in Beijing, a guy that for years was able to get us visas, had his office ransacked and all foreign passports confiscated. People who have been here for years and have […]
Politicians truly are amazing. In China it is fitting that the government spokesperson is a woman, Jiang Yu. In Chinese (and every other) society it is an older woman who will do most of the scolding, attacking, reprimanding and declaring in a household. And by older I mean just slightly past menopause, when their daughters […]
just got off the horn with a one of my tribe’s elders (hahaha) and it feels damn good. crazy shit is in the mix … seems like we might all be on the west coast of the USA at some point. or Colombia. or maybe we’ll have a powwow in South Africa with the Peer […]
this ones for you, courtesy of one of your finest.
my people are busy lamenting, yet also enjoying, the brainwashing others have endured. it feels good to consider oneself free and to have a target to point at, proof of your powerful mind, resistant to the tendrils of subtle passivity. it is the prisoner in D block laughing at the man in the hole. brainwashing […]
So aside from the young people running around China in support of their country and the Pennsylvania race goin down to the wire, i feel it is my duty to introduce a lil Sichuan Love here. Check it out. It is a spoof on one of the 4-5 super-famous-in-China-not-so-famous-abroad English tracks offered in the billions […]
glimpses of my other worldmemories become feelingsi am caught in mid-thoughtbreathless as they whisperthe feeling is strongestwhen they’ve already floated away like grinning urchins tugging at my sleevelike pitstop pollen on a timeless journeyi wait for them impatientlyand scramble to transcribe their messagesi can only write of the aftermathof childhood impressionsbubbling to the surface again
I can’t say enough about this man. Love him. Here is a short description of him on the road in Colombia. Peace to Fat Kim! They told (me) the car to Cabo would be here soon. A pick-up truck, stuffed with people stops shortly after. Probably 12 in the back, four in the front seat, […]
My man ….
my man on the road.
today was a good day. didn’t even have to yell or scream. no violent threats, no mean muggin. I spent the last three days in my fine little farmhouse ont he outskirts of town and chilled. my Shifu came through unexpectedly as he always does and we got to training. he taught me how to […]
Essence Jackers are the people I deal with on the daily. They jack my essence, corrupt it, as they themselves are unsure of what they are jacking, then they sell it. I am left holding an empty bag. At the same time, i find myself sabotaging lucrative schemes, because the fake nature of most of […]
Today was a very hectic day. i got up early and shaved my scruff and pinned back my hair like a girl, cuz its just long enough, just a bit too short. i went to the airport and welcomed 10 german tour operators to chengdu. i was quite nervous, because my german is spottier than […]
there are two songs which i feel may have traumatized me for life: a lil jingle sung by good ole Goofy in the one about the ship they had just built, that falls apart when they smack a bottle over the hull. Goofy sings: “Ohhhh, the world owes me a livin” Shit stuck with me. […]
i think i represent the peter pan element in all generations. there are many of us. and we are generally smiled upon from on high by those who have escaped never never land and found the path that leads them toward fulfillment. Was peter fulfilled? He had an enemy, his crew, a fairy mistress and […]
my hair is getting long again. it is my last hurrah before baldness forces me to shave what’s left in order to be “bald, but skin-bald” which is cooler than fuzzy or crown bald. anyway. i have a few years of long hair left in me before its all over and i have to go […]
I went to the restaurant Talk the other night, on recommendation from resident Baller Dave B. I borrowed some clothes from hakim because mine were wrinkly, as I had just returned from the road and hadn’t got to cleaning clothes yet. I looked spiffy in a cashmere jacket and a pimp French shirt. I roll […]
well well well in the Du got my house almost clear of cat shit. garbage is piling up but i have a plan. the toilet is plugged but today i will get a plunger. its getting warmer and the birds are chattering madly. another two months and the good tea is plentiful and flowers will […]
It is now the second day of Chinese New Year here in Dali and the fireworks have subsided somewhat. On the sixth, we gathered at the bad monkey and blew stuff up all evening. There are some M80 types that we would throw into the small sewage-rivers that flow along the stone paths through Dali […]
You can feel it when it comesVoices cry out in defiant anticipationThey rub their hands gleefullyThe party is about to startPlaces everyone One said it was a slideshowAnother said it wasStones skipping across a lakeYou can sit back and watch with a smileRaise your middle fingerMoon the sky When the reel stops, ragged and brightWhen […]
maybe its just because i stood next to him once at paisley park .. maybe its cuz i rocked it so many times at his club first ave .. maybe its just cuz he’s a pimp of the highest most spectacular order. even that 1990s shit diamonds and pearls was cool. i got this dvd […]
We are having our customary American Coffees at Salvador’s this morning. Sal’s is one of the finer cafes i have ever experienced in China. The food is great, the prices are low, the place is owned by a few gringos from kansas and colorado and run by an army of western yunnan munchkins, under the […]
“The devil came down to Clifden, lookin for a soul to steal, he was getting kinda low and don’t ya know he was willing to make a deal …” Johnny went through Clifden one day and listened to the Irishmen play, they hit their fiddles with a mighty cry and sang to the darkening sky. […]
well … here they are. pretty white boxes for you to click on. i guess they will take you to the pics on my worthless picasa album. if anyone has a clue why this is, holla.
Friends and enemies alike, i wait with bated breath for the outcome of my latest missive. A plea have i tossed, into the ring, for the sages — appointed by whom? — to peer down upon, through their thick bifocals and to Judge! Shall i be anointed Worthy? Has the Universe listened to the arguments […]
well i have tried to put pics up here for days now. i went through picasa and checked out what the deal is — heard that sideways pics is a problem that many of us have. but picasa won’t load the damn pics up so i am just gonna have text now. i am in […]
i have been trying to put a few pictures of my trip into the mountains online but they always end up sideways. i will be consulting my computer geek homeboys soon. i was able to sleep at my home a good two nights before i packed my bags for another move, this time south to […]
don’ worry i will add pics in a bit. i arrived from amsterdam sunday afternoon and went to my man tenzin’s house and eased back with him and his woman aliya. i booked a flight the next day for jiu zhai gou, as there was an ecotourism forum going on and my friend andrew is […]
last night i spent most of my time dreaming i was a stand up comedian. the audience was overwhelmingly black and i was in georgia. towards the end of the show i started overheating and sweating and i grabbed a hand drum and started playing, i then started freestyler preach-singing … i think i also […]
yeah i be trippin. but here with my bro in adam its all good. we toured the city and its beautiful, even the ancient hos flicking their thick swollen tongues at us from behind clean windows. red halos. the morrocans, adjusting their sneer to our knowing gaze. the dutch, happy to chat and interested. last […]
In four hours, my plane leaves for Amsterdam. actually six hours, but i have an hour long train ride ahead of me. i just got off the phone with a woman. i’m tellin ya. if anything can spin yer dome around, its a woman. i am not sure if she is humoring me or subtly […]