The Snow Removal Fairy

I hate snow. Sigh… Today I woke up to see the neighborhood blanketed in white. Again. And no visit from either of the local Snow Removal Fairies, of which I have spotted two: one is a dude with a small plow on the front of his ATV who will...

Weekly Reading List: January 4, 2022

What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz Nationalism in Ireland by George Boyce The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People by Steven Covey The Teacup & the Skullcup: Chogyam Trungpa on Zen and Tantra by Chogyam Trungpa 12 Rules for Life: An Antidote...

Monday Memorabilia/Collections: Marilyn Manson band poster

I was gonna title this as “Marilyn Manson band autographs” but that would lead one to think I got Manson’s signature as well as a couple of his backing musicians. Here’s the story: Manson had been on the Phil Donahue show but this was before Antichrist Superstar came out,...

The Zamo the Destroyer Show #230

New episode of The Zamo the Destroyer Show: Another week’s worth of snow has Zamo feeling down and longing for the warm winters of America. Even if Iggy has to lie and cheat to force the humans to move there. Subscribe to The Zamo the Destroyer Show on iTunes...

Poem: White

glaring snow stymies birds and squirrels the forbidden color —in Cali, anyway— blinding leading the blind revealed paths secret journeys concealing where beauty lies dormant waiting its own turn to pounce...

New old show, waffles, and HDMI cable blues

New year, same old shit. Mostly. I’m just glad I wasn’t greeted with any new snow this morning. What is new is that I decided to relaunch my old college radio show, The Vampire’s Ball, as a Mixcloud podcast. I’ll post it on Saturday evenings and this week’s episode...

The Vampire’s Ball – January 1, 2022

First show back from a long hiatus… I used to do The Vampire’s Ball as a show on CiTR Radio from 2002-2006 and then again from 2009-2015. I’d thought of reviving it somehow but wasn’t sure the best way to do so, but I decided to just do it...

2021 Shitshow, er, Year in Review

I think I said I’d do a year in review type post. I’ll skip some stuff that’s been going on (eg, personal and family stuff), and won’t do a full blow-by-blow since I’ve had the weekly blog posts on Saturdays to cover more detail, but here’s some of the...

Beavers and stream restoration

I’ve been going down internet/YouTube rabbit holes about riparian restoration, especially in deserts but other places too. Here’s an interesting little piece on the reintroduction of beavers and how that benefits local ecosystems both in terms of biodiversity and flood mitigation. It’s a bit surface-level, but still:...

Weekly Reading List: December 28, 2021

Ogam: Weaving Word Wisdom by Erynn Rowan Laurie Konx om Pax by Aleister Crowley In Defense of the Princess: How Plastic Tiaras and Fairytale Dreams Can Inspire Smart, Strong Women by Jerramy Fine What A Plant Knows: A Field Guide to the Senses by Daniel Chamovitz The Philosopher and...