|"Nick's knack at packing flats and stacking skids is midst a whiz of ritzy kids, a cracking bats and hacking skids." – Alex Estes (bakery graffiti artist) On the Back of a Grocery Sack Fred got this crazy idea to build an outdoor bread oven from a sketch that Marcel had drawn on a shopping bag… Continue reading|
|A memoir by Tim, Fred, Wiley, Izzy, whatever. It really doesn’t matter because … You Won’t Remember My Name Prelude to Amuse-meant The Hero’s Journey, an archetypal human story, finds an ordinary person, gives (in this case him) a task he is not equal to and forces him to undertake it. In… Continue reading|
|by Tim & N.C. Weil
for the love of the game
T for Temple U
T for Temple U
Fight, fight, fight!
For the Cherry and the White.
For the Cherry and the White,
We'll fight, fight, fight! We are the Mighty Bruins,
the best team in the West.… Continue reading
|"Tubing...tubing...tubing on the river." About the Paw Paw Tunnel The Paw Paw Tunnel is a 3,118-foot long canal tunnel on the Chesapeake and Ohio Canal. Located near Paw Paw, West Virginia, it was built to bypass the bends – a sinuous stretch of the Potomac River. While the river makes a series… Continue reading|
A Good Story Begins with the Blues
I will not go down under the ground
'Cause somebody tells me that death's comin' round.
An' I will not carry myself down to die;
When I go to my grave my head will be high.
Let me die in my footsteps Before I go down, under and drown -… Continue reading
|Listen To The Fool Courting Dance Soundtrack A ROADSIDE DISTRACTION First eve of their journey, SF to Boulder, T-Bone asks Mobility B (MoB for short) to stop in Carson City, so he can gamble. But he sleeps thru town, and wakes up in Reno. “Here we are,” MoB announces. He goes into a casino… Continue reading|
|Front Row Seat at a Three Ring Circus They’re selling posters of the surfers. Celebrities all around. Developers and real estate, buying up the ground. Here comes the fire commissioner, the hills are all ablaze. Sheriffs and their deputies chasing the bums away. While right-wingers and the… Continue reading|
The Case of the Disappearing Friendship
INVOCATION TO AMUSE MEANT
HARRY HOUDINI’S TOAST TO ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE
To my friend Conan Doyle, your writings grow strange-o
Of elves and faeries this Hocus-Pocus
Perhaps Sherlock Holmes will soon lose his… Continue reading
|" … see the whole thing is a world full of rucksack wanderers, I see a vision of a great rucksack revolution thousands or even millions of young Americans wandering around with rucksacks, going up to mountains to pray, making children laugh and old men glad, making young girls happy and old girls… Continue reading|