Supply-chain economics have evolved to the point of the miracle of watermelon in Alaska (where you should be eating seal meat, or something, most of the time, and we humans did, until recently) and, anywhere along the chain, the possibility of a disruption. So it is with us. The effect of Ebola could be to […]Read more "JUST-IN-TIME VIRUS"
Invasion. Collapse. From the cellular level to the civilization we currently inhabit, the forces of incursion press each and every one of us, our families, our neighbors; our institutions. And now, as the meaning of this Eboliacal assault on our very organs through the vector of air transport becomes more evident, many of us will come […]Read more "THE GREAT RESET"
Hello. My name is King. I am a police “Sniffer” dog. I’m a pure-bred “Alsatian.” I say “Alsatian” because, as an American in the service of our country and municipality, I resent the connotations of, “German Shepherd.” It carries a whiff of World War Two, of armbands and leather-jacketed thugs, barbed-wire, search lights, interrogations, counterpartizan warfare, […]Read more "I AM KING"
4pm Sunday I see Karl August standing beneath the towering oak outside his house on Pilgrim Street, looking thoughtfully at his new door. Turning up the cement approach to his porch, I must admit the new door looks like wood. Old, dry wood. We stand on the portico and Karl tries it a few times. […]Read more "BACK TO THE SIMPLE LIFE"
ON BECOMING INSTANTLY COOL WITH THE PREZ & BIRD BIRTHDAY BROADCAST ON WKCR Oh, we are blessed that recording devices existed in these ancient days when these two, Lester Young, a/k/a “Prez,” and the Yardbird himself, Charlie Parker, played and, even better, played together. And we benefit greatly that WKCR is playing music so good, […]Read more "WITH LESTER YOUNG… SWING STAYED SWUNG."
(written the day after the final episode of Breaking Bad; Spoiler Alerts) Hank is as real to us as our own brother-in-law. The gaping pain of Marie Schrader is almost unbearable. We can only pray to God top to deliver Walter Jr from the madness seeming inevitable. No show has evoked how we feel after the […]Read more "RICHARD THE THIRD IN REALTIME: BREAKING BAD"
I wrote this on the plane back. It was Inspired by my seat neighbor, who popped three or four Ambien about three hours ago. A largish man in Bermudas, singlet and flip-flops, he snores with what could be described as symphonic relish. The highs remind one of the whine of leaf-blower; the troughs of his […]Read more "JUST BACK IN TOWN"