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Recent columns

Direct from the archives of my facebook

The Wolf Who Cried Boy

These are the relationships that now define me: Smartacus and Suzanne, plus Catty Cakes, the maestro of my life. Plus White Fang, my bombshell of a dog.


I’ve been taking White Fang to a nearby soccer field, where she sniffs the stinky scents left by the kids who play there on weekends and thinks — momentarily at least — how good they might taste on toast.

RIP, Parade Magazine

Did you hear that they no longer publish Parade Magazine, America’s greatest guilty pleasure since 1941? Feels like a bigger loss than it probably should.

Life is Nasty, Life is Great

My buddies boost me, understand me, inspire me, disappointment me. It’s like owning a Welsh rugby club.

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From recent hike at Griffith Park