How to Make Noodles Using Coffee Instead of Water

Nearly every day when lunchtime rolls around, I’m working, trying to finish some article about something that I don’t know anything about. Or that I didn’t know anything about when I woke up in the morning. I don’t want to interrupt my creative genius flow, so I go into the kitchen and grab a cup …

Sears Popcorn

Carol and I were on a long drive the other day, and out of the blue I said, “Sears popcorn.” She said, “Oh my god!” because Sears popcorn is one of those things that brings back a strong memory if you experienced it as a kid. Carol said, “I can smell it…” “I know, right? …

Under a Sky of Some Sort

I’ve been waiting for the domain to expire for about four months now. It finally did, and I actually “caught the drop,” and was able to register it before an army of robots got to it. So I may be starting up something over there. Will this go away? I don’t think so. Will …

R.I.P. Gemma

She was a good girl. Gemma, I’m so sorry I wasn’t there to protect you when you needed me most. I’m so sorry.

My One-sided and Probably Totally Biased Memories of the Guerilla Poetics Project

In a podcast I did with author Hosho McCreesh we talked a bit about the Guerilla Poetics Project, and I think the project was interesting enough to talk about in a little more detail. As a cautionary tale, perhaps. I don’t mean that to sound ominous, I think it was a great project and still …

“I am currently at work putting together a quote”

I’m posting this in lieu of actual entertainment. It’s an email exchange with an insurance salesman. It came out of nowhere and was addressed to “Kevin Healy,” which ain’t me. The subject line was, “I am currently at work putting together a quote.” This was sent to a common-word gmail address I’ve had forever that gets …

Cross pollinating

I mentioned the new podcast here, but I thought I’d post some links in a cross-promotional kind of way. If you like the blog, you’ll like the podcast. I’m right there in your earbuds, like we’re on a romantic date. This is not a test, number 3: Los Angeles artist Carol Es This is not a …

It’s for you…it’s the future calling

I retired my HTC Android space phone after using it for a year. It did a lot of cool things. A lot of cool, unnecessary things. And it cost a lot of money. Money that was ultimately wasted because I never used any of those cool, unnecessary things. I mean, not never. I did use …

Throwing some heat

The baseball playoffs are underway, and today the Phillies beat the Dodgers. Isn’t that – I don’t know – exciting? I don’t get it, myself. Rooting for a professional sports team. Isn’t is kind of like rooting for Hummer to beat Land Rover in sales this quarter?

I can see for miles, but it’s kind of blurry up ahead

It’s a beautiful time to be a photographer. Just like it’s a beautiful time to be in a real band with real non-computerized music, or to be an artist who paints something other than encephalitic pre-teen girls in frilly dresses with dead deer eyes that only appeal to perverted Japanese wankers and U.S. hipsters who would worship dog shit if you told them it was cool to do so.

Brother, can you spare a town?

There is a flurry of condo building in downtown San Pedro, and the locals are divided about it. The business and land owners are all for anything new, no matter how wrongheaded, vile or destructive it is, and then there are the non-land and business owners (myself among them) who grimly count down the days until we are nudged out of this beautiful joint by millionaire carpetbaggers and idiots.

I got nothing

Some genius said, “Time exists so everything doesn’t happen at once.” But that doesn’t make sense when everything does happen at once. So much for genius.

You tell me

what the hell is this? I mean, I know what it is, it’s an old printing block, but if anyone can tell me what the hell it means, you win a prize.

Hey, just because he likes Judy Garland records and the Tony awards doesn’t necessarily mean anything

this DRUDGE REPORT site is really funny. I went there expecting some super-blog, or at least some original content. but all I found was a page of links. how did this angry closet case weasel a syndicated radio show (and a creepy form of right-wing-wacko web cred) out of a page of links to news sites?