100 songs that influenced my life

Music has always been important to me. It inspires me, challenges me, and sometimes annoys me. Looking back, I’m glad that I challenged myself at an early age to avoid top 40 and have a relatively diverse list of influential songs. Putting together a list like this took much longer than I expected. I could […]

Travel weary in Europe

I’m tired. I’m worn out. I’ve hit my travel limitations. Is that even possible? I’ve logged a lot of miles in the past year and the last few months have been overwhelmingly busy as I prepare to leave Paris to live in the Bay Area again. My first year in Paris saw little European travel, […]

Ottis lied to me! The death of Adam Walsh

Here’s a little known fact about me. I used to correspond with Ottis Toole, the serial killer. I got his address in prison from a serial killer art show and we wrote to each other for several years. I’d send him paper, pens, a few bucks and he’d reply with letters transcribed by the guy […]