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A Wine Country Adventure

In 2009, you may recall the nation underwent a severe economic downturn -- a consequence, I gather, of Jesus expressing his displeasure at the American people electing a Muslim president…

Baby Breaking Blue (It’s Bad)

I've always been a sucker for music. I don't mean that I love it, although I do; I mean I'm susceptible in the extreme to the power of music to…

Class & Coffee at the Headlands

Class & Coffee at the Headlands

When I am not in a condition of employment — and this is a rarer state than you might imagine, given the depth, breadth and vibrancy of my criminal record…

The Stony Lonesome: In Court

The thing I look most forward to reading each week when I receive my Advertiser  —  well, most weeks  —  okay, on the semi-rare occasions when the paper shows up …

Good Cows Go to Jenny’s

I doubt that I'm the first person to wonder where it is they're coming from, when the cows come home; you don't see a lot of cows, not at home.…

The Stony Lonesome: It Gets Worse?

It was a bad day. A monumentally unpleasant, seriously discommoding, entirely disagreeable sort of day. In the Bad Day annals of the Bad Day pantheon, it occupied an honored spot…

The Stony Lonesome: What Would Gonzo Do?

The Stony Lonesome: What Would Gonzo Do?

I suddenly find myself after 17 months of indolence here at Desert View State Prison trying mostly futilely to occupy my days in an interesting and productive fashion, employed. I…

The Stony Lonesome: Interviewing Flynn

The Stony Lonesome: Interviewing Flynn

I recently sat down with the Stony Lonesome for a hard-hitting, take no prisoners, straight from the hip interview. He rarely allows journalists entree into his circle, so I felt…

The Stony Lonesome: Heart Of Glass (Beach)

CAUTION! DO NOT TURN YOUR BACK ON THE OCEAN! You see the signs up and down the Mendocino Coast, wherever land, people and sea interface; often, the signs are accompanied…

The Stony Lonesome: Kids Today

I'm sitting here looking at the February 11 issue of this journal and wondering what I should make of the fact of my work being honored with placement on the…

The Stony Lonesome: A History Lesson

It is Valentine's Day and I will not be receiving any cards. There will be no phone calls, no visits, declarations of love everlasting, because I — wait for it…