Taking no prisoners. Including herself.

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§999 · May 10, 2010 · In the News · (No comments) ·


Ah. The sweet smell of In-ter-net. Finally, after THREE WEEKS of being without web access on my laptop, the ole DSL goes up. What’s that you say? Why in the hell does she have DSL? Because I was told that there was no cable offered in my area. And I believed them. And that was […]

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Perhaps because “effects of modern life on mental health” is a central theme of my show BURST; perhaps because I am a newly-hatched iPhone (ab)user; or perhaps because I am both terrified and titillated by the inevitable momentum of this world into one more virtual — either way, when I read this ( “Internet Addiction […]

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But this concept (not a new one), has always made sense to me:

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§672 · September 29, 2009 · In the News · (No comments) ·


Article from Time.

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§605 · August 5, 2009 · In the News · (No comments) ·


I suppose when itching to get published you have to take what you can get (my Letter to the Editor published in SF Chronicle).  Note their given title: “Extortion in SF” I think I just felt my bad parking karma increase…

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§603 · August 3, 2009 · In the News, San Francisco glory · (No comments) ·


Sorry to get political again, but… it’s that time of year. I promise I’ll keep it brief. An informative chart from The Washington Post (which also appeared in the New York Times, and others) shows tax cuts/raises for respective income levels. I found it really interesting, as I am of mixed mind regarding taxes, fiscal […]

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This is not a political blog. I try my darndest to keep it as close to a creative personal narrative as possible. But I have to interrupt your regularly scheduled blog for this public service announcement [I'm sorry, in advance, to those of you whom I know read my blog but don't, however, agree with […]

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I leave the country for three weeks, and I come back to discover Hill has dropped out of the race, gas is over $4 a gallon, and this is what passes for viable music subjects:   Kid Sister ft. Kanye West – “Pro Nails” from Ruben Fleischer on Vimeo. Mani-Pedis? Oh, Kanye… And to think, […]

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§489 · June 15, 2008 · Brands/Trends, In the News · (No comments) ·


I showed up the Penngrove Firestation, my polling place, in the early afternoon. I was excited to vote. I’ve been largely undecided through the past few weeks, owing to my pervasive innate indecisiveness, but also to my mixed feelings about the candidate choices — before Obama even decided to run, I was a fan. Ever […]

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§422 · February 5, 2008 · Announcements, In the News · 1 comment ·


Baseball pitcher Kenny Rogers’ dark “smudge” on his hand during the World Series last night raised eyebrows (ESPN story) — was it dirt, tree sap or magic pitching cream? NPR even flippingly referred to it as “Dirt Gate” — or perhaps that was just my half awake mind. All I know is that I’m not […]

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§240 · October 23, 2006 · In the News · (No comments) ·


The sun wasn’t the only thing to come out yesterday in San Francisco. Rainbow-colored balloons, gospel singers, fetish proponents, pet adoption agencies, celebrities and even the authorities themselves — everyone seemed to take pride being a part of the 2006 Gay Pride Parade. Hundreds of thousands of people flocked along Market Street and Civic Center […]

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§219 · June 26, 2006 · In the News, This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


The New York Times reported today that “Nevaeh” (nah-VAY-uh) is an increasingly popular name for girls, with modern parents inspired by Christian rock star Sonny Sandoval of P.O.D., who appeared on MTV in 2000 with his daughter, Nevaeh. “Nevaeh,” you see, is “Heaven” spelled backwards. As a professional namer, I think I’ll be taking this […]

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§198 · May 18, 2006 · Brands/Trends, In the News · 4 comments ·


The New York Times reported this story today, titled “Leaving the Wild, and Rather Liking the Change” about native peoples of the Amazon rainforest that seemed to suddenly decide they were “ready to join the modern world.” True, I’ve never had to walk hundreds of miles to dart-gun a monkey for dinner, but let me […]

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§195 · May 11, 2006 · In the News · (No comments) ·


I do not know if they are ugly as I haven’t been able to find an image, but these pants certainly deserve mention in the pants section of my site. It looks like Apple once again revolutionizes not just music but fashion as well…

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§70 · January 11, 2006 · In the News, This Modern Life, Ugly pants · 2 comments ·


I apologize for my lack of attention to this story, considering the passionate feelings I hold toward Starbucks. I have, however, crawled out from under my avalanche of work to do a little bit of internet research. The San Francisco Chronicle reported today that a man by the name of Ronald Schouten, 44, of San […]

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§69 · January 11, 2006 · In the News, This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


For a lit-geek such as myself, the whole JT LeRoy phenomenon is fascinating. JT LeRoy was purported to be the newest literary celebrity who wrote a semi-autobiographical account of his experience as an abused homosexual afflicted with AIDS and spent time as a male prostitute until taken in by Laura Albert and her husband, Geoffrey […]

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§67 · January 10, 2006 · In the News, San Francisco glory, This Modern Life · (No comments) ·


Welcome to the season of New Gym Memberships! Come January, many people scramble to join for that New Year’s Resolutions, burn off those extra chocolate-logged pounds and remake themselves in the image of, well, something better than themselves. Guilty as charged. [Raising hand as the first to admit Me Too] It should be obvious that […]

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