Playin’

I can’t find an audio app that doesn’t pick up allll the string squeak on that last one. The last one I made up and it’s called “Billy Corgan and Ani Difranco had a Baby.” heh heh heh heh. You’ll see. -ZS

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Mystery Author! Episode 2

This is the second installment where I have typed up something delicious by a famous author for your reading pleasure. As a reminder, we play this game: You don’t know who wrote it until the end. Rule: Don’t cheat by scrolling all the way down first (unless you’re a douchebag who likes to ruin good […]

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Mystery Author! Episode 1

For the longest time, I’ve had a great blog idea.  I wanted to type up a chapter from various books I love for your entertainment… and not tell you who the author is until the end. That’s the fun part. I never followed up due to the enormous work it entails, and other competing priorities. […]

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Prose

Every now and then someone descends into The Forum with a head full of imaginary rockets and emotional ecstasy. His soul catches fire, his heart is lit with joy, his eyes cast up to the stars, his perception charges forward with visions of grandeur.  He’s just one more song away from the sky and oblivion. […]

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The Plot Thickens

So, while the Ocean Shores, Westport, and Aberdeen hotels are booked solid, I did find a hotel in Montesano which is near Aberdeen. I seriously considered going for it. Aside from everything else, I could have used a change of environment. Well. Now that’s not happening. I may need the money that I would have […]

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6.24 B&E

I should have known the coastal hotels would be all booked up. I’m struggling not to be moody about this. I know there are worse things. I am having a moment where I think the minute I got paid out, I should have booked a 3-day ferry up to Whittier and lodged somewhere in Anchorage […]

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Turnin’ the Day Around

I’m not apologizing for this: The first version I ever heard was, I believe, Gloria Estefan. My mood improved markedly on the way to Burfoot Park, a place I’d never been. Driving somewhere new on a warm, sunny day has become a novelty. I rolled along in a wide screen dream. It was almost like […]

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Ellis Cove in May

In my last post I fussed about whether to visit Tumwater Hills Park or Ellis Cove. Ultimately, Ellis Cove won the argument. When I visit Tumwater Hills Park, it will be all about showing everyone how intense the hills are and less about beauty. Although – to be fair -Washington State is gorgeous everywhere this […]

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Smoke Rings of Time

This post is a sequel to my (arguably better) recent post “My Psychedelic Experiences“. This is a republish, although this time I decided to start with the journal entries and end with the “poetry”. When reading my “poetry” – bear in mind that I was between the ages of 21-24, and was high for 18 […]

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My Psychedelic Experiences

I’ve been wanting to write about my past psychedelic experiences for a long time. Last night I discovered a great resource for researching psychedelics & experiences that I will plug at the bottom of this post, along with a few other links. Before we get into my experiences, I gotta plug a few hilarious quotes […]

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About Page, Part II

How shall I explain this? The following page is not really designed for my current followers. I have my reasons for this page, and they have nothing to do with blogging :). Although, if you’re new to my blog on WordPress, please feel free to visit the real About Page where you’ll find an index […]

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My Viking Fantasy (Ruined…)

Have you ever listened to a song for years only to realize one day that you’re wrong about the meaning behind the lyrics? For me, it can totally ruin the song. “Achilles Last Stand” by Led Zeppelin was my battle song. I thought it was about Vikings sailing into battle. I would really get into […]

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Slip Inside This Dream

The 13th Floor Elevators are the best kept secret in the history of 1960’s rock music. My first encounter with The Elevators happened on a primitive version of streaming radio. This station also introduced me to The Who, Eric Burdon, The Stooges, Black Sabbath, King Crimson, and many other acts that I soon became obsessed with.  […]

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