the quarantine readings: FEAR & LOATHING chapter 10

This chapter was hoot!

If you haven’t yet, I think it well worth your time to give Patti Smith a little closer look. Her music. Her poetry. Her nonfiction. She’s the real deal. And, like say Kerouac, she’s complicated, doesn’t (more…)

Fear & Loathing chapter 9

Reports are trickling in: of comrades, of fam confronting the pestilence directly. Even a couple losses. Its real peeps, so be wary, be diligent. look after those you care about. Check in on anyone who may not have anyone to (more…)

Fear & Loathing chapter 8

Today’s installment is a ditty, a short dash of a chapter. Yet, it is at the core of what makes Hunter S. such a valuable cultural commentator. Still soaked in snark, it opens up a window on an entire (more…)

Fear & Loathing chapter 7

And sooo it drags on: another day bleeds into yet another day. The view from here: the same walls, infrequent forays to the market, to stroll some street devoid (hopefully) of other people…


frankly, I’m a touch (more…)

the 3,000 Mile Garden


… a telling made up in letters

It was part of the daily staffing routines – personal correspondence. Both Senators Blunt & Ashcroft insisted on spending time – usually while we were in transit to a meeting or (more…)

Fear & Loathing chapter 6

The fuckers are closing the parks! Weston Bend State Park: literally a dozen miles of trails. Even when packed one may see one or two other humans every mile or so. How much further distant can one get and not (more…)

Fear & Loathing – chapter 5

a little change-up, a small tip of the hat to that forgotten principle of variety… today’s installment, comes from the shuttered confines of Prospero’s Books. Yes, yes, every now and again, an erstwhile customer rattles the Locked door seeking egress (more…)

Fear & Loathing chapter 4

These were the years of Nixon, Watergate, Vietnam, Ali v. Fraiser. Hunter torches all of them. On more than occasion, Steadman also trains his talents on them.

But Trump! I don’t know whether to be shocked or outraged or flabbergasted (more…)

Fear & Loathing chapter 3

In the face of ever evolving tech issues, here’s chapter 3. (chapter 4 will be close behind). oh yes, and another image bootlegged from the KCPL Ralph Steadman exhibit. This one is KC-centric and touches upon the 76 Republican Convention (more…)

Ralph Steadman

Fear & Loathing chapter 2

day 3 since KC entered social distancing quarantine. All reports are that most of us are holding, if trending towards twitchy as a crack baby. Hold fast, peeps. Go for a walk. Check in with your people and make (more…)