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Recent columns

Direct from the archives of my facebook

Hidden Punchlines

As you may know, I come from very humble beginnings. I was born in a DMV line in Woodstock, Illinois.

Hey, Skiing: I Quit

Farewell, you painful, overpriced sport. I’d rather be tied to a horse and dragged through the Century City Mall than put on one more pair of rental ski boots.

California’s Magic Castle

These mountains always fluff me up. I come out of the Eastern Sierra like a big load of cotton sheets, warm and smelling of French butter.

The Soup Spoon

I’m taking the tree trunk to my pal Serdar, who turns Christmas stumps into soup spoons and other keepsakes — ornaments, baseball bats, pestles, nose rings, whatever.


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Happy Hour Hiking Club Is Back!

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From recent hike at Griffith Park