Ode to a Guy I Met Once – Gabby of the Cadillac Tramps

The Cadillac Tramps documentary Life on the Edge is premiering next week in Los Angeles! My girlfriend Shannon asked me if I had ever seen the Cadillac Tramps. And I had to admit, my answer was rather embarrassing. “…I might have.” The thing is, back in my bacchanalian days I saw tons of shows. I …

Old Cat Ollie, and the Price of Compassion

Last year my cat Jadzia went missing, and I searched everywhere for her. No body in the surrounding areas, no cat, nothing. She just disappeared. (Yes, she is chipped.) My search for Jadzia involved repeated visits to many of the area animal shelters, especially the one in Berkeley California, my hometown. (We never found her. …

The Ten Best Books About Shakespeare

The Shakespearean Plays are, without a doubt, one of the most widely read collection of works in the history of literature. Being a fan of the plays as well as geeking out on the ever-present authorship question, I have read many books about Shakespeare, the Shakespearean plays, and the culture of Shakespeare, and in this …

My Uneasy Relationship with Twelve Step

I have been clean for more than twenty years, after having lived a life of using copious amounts of alcohol and recreational drugs. That’s how I usually say it, that I’ve been clean all of these years, but to some people who aren’t down with the Bill Wilson way of speaking I might say I’ve …

An Excerpt from my Novel The Clubber – The Mittenator

An excerpt from my novel, The Clubber: A Tale of the Eighties, available now on Amazon.com    There was quite a large crowd outside the Alphonse J. Building. It was almost as large as a Saturday night Das Prahlend crowd. But this crowd was different. There were almost no underage throcking idiots, and there weren’t any wandering …

My Cracked.com Shakespeare Article

I just pitched this idea to Cracked.com, in this form. We’ll see if they bite or not. Why some Loonies believe Shakespeare didn’t write the plays. (And why they’re not so looney!) William Shakespeare has been hailed as the greatest writer in the history of the English language. But believe it or not, there are …