Archive for the 'Life and Life Only' Category


Do I have to sacrifice my seat? As it was I didn’t get the seat I wanted, I wanted to leave on the 11:45, but that plane sold out before the travel agent could jump on it. So here I am flying two hours later and the fortysomething mother implores me to give up my […]

Which Side?

You’ve got to listen to this on headphones. And while you’re at it, get a subscription to Tidal or Deezer Elite, to immerse yourself in the sound, because that’s what it’s about…the organ, the guitars, they’re so exquisite you’ll smile as the band lays down in the pocket. Taylor Swift may have sold a million […]

Daylights Savings Time

It’s cold here. I know that sounds ridiculous, to complain about the weather in Los Angeles, but I was just in Bilbao where they were having a hot streak, it was in the eighties, which felt comfortable, because that’s what I’d been experiencing at home, but then I came back and had to turn on […]


I already feel powerless enough! That’s right, I may have the right to vote, but with gerrymandering and corporate influence it seems like a meaningless effort. Oh, don’t come down on me, I’ve never missed an election, but if you don’t think this country is screwed up in the governance department you must be ruling. […]