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The Last Flower Children Guard San Francisco’s Most Secret Garden

September 19, 2010 by


The roses are going wild. Their blooms stick out through glittering tents. The broken greenhouse makes up one entire city block, a jagged surf of canopies ensnared with flowers and fallen glass. In a city of recognizable trifles, San Francisco’s most undiscovered landmark is locked away next to a reservoir and between two forking highways, […]

Before the Law

August 21, 2008 by


Inspired by Panza’s judgment “O perpetual discoverer of the Antipodes! Torch of the world! Eye of Heaven! Sweet stirrer of wine coolers! Here Thymbrius, there Phoebus, now archer, now physician! Father of Poetry, inventor of Music, you who always rise and—though you seem to—never set! On you I call, sun, by whose aid man engenders […]

The Ecstatic Trail

January 14, 2008 by


Some people get stuck with lice or cursed by psychotic daydreams. My lot is a hairy belly. I am not a hairy person over all, no back hair for example; just tufted halos round my nipples, a bit on the breastbone. But then this patch on my middle, the hairy belly, a forest fortress round […]

Excerpt: Star Child by Lars Russell

July 30, 2006 by


He had to cross the belly of the island, which is a lot easier than crossing it the other way—and Humph knows because he did that once. Nevertheless it was a pronounced walk. Humph felt easy about it in the way, when you confront the immense but finite, there is a kind of irrepressible satisfaction. […]

Beat Valley Comics: Smyrna-Bataille

June 15, 2006 by


I went with my dad to a cookout. A birthday party for one of his climbing buddies. I saw a National Geographic from 1946 and a homeless man eating the food kept asking if anyone remembered the Savings and Loan scandal. No one would admit it!

Beat Valley Comics: A Sail

May 26, 2006 by


When my bike was flat I walked to work. The next time I rode was quite windy. I turned a corner and gusts caught my beard like a sail!