Fun things found at yard sales.

When they say life is like a box of chocolates, what they’re really talking about is yard sales. It’s not like shopping, where you go to a store and you more or less know what it is that you’re looking for. It is more like a treasure hunt where you never know what you might … Continue reading

Tea with Al and the Depth of Tradition

In recent months I have been luring a coworker of mine into conversations over a spot of tea. Al is an old black man endowed with a fine sense of humor and a slow silver tongue. He is a waiter in the Hotel where I work and embodies the sense of class, tradition, and elegance … Continue reading

Seeking the Liminal Edge

I think that part of my downfall is how interesting I find the world. I remember watching a taxi drive slowly down a darkened street in east Santa Cruz and thinking how interesting that seemed. It was like a large yellow shark in the murky light and the next thing I knew, I had been driving a cab for … Continue reading