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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…

The Stony Lonesome: Under the Footlights

The Stony Lonesome: Under the Footlights

In 2010 I was experiencing a period of sobriety and employment and so consorting with my sober friends, one of whom is local (Fort Bragg) man-about-town bon vivant and impresario…

The Stony Lonesome: ‘It Could Be Verse’

First off, Constant Reader, I would like to assure you that I have no idea what a "below standard boatswain door for grande" is, and I don't expect you to.…

The Mind Is a Terrible Thing

I thought this might be an opportune time for me to weigh in on some of today's pressing A/B controversies; you know, the "this versus that" type of comparison so…

The Stony Lonesome: A Boonville Adventure

The Stony Lonesome: A Boonville Adventure

Politics. So much fun, right? Not so much, maybe. Confusing and scary, more like. But there I was making my first foray into the political wilderness since 1968 in my…

The Stony Lonesome: A Westport Adventure

I would not recommend prison to anyone. It's pretty much a bad deal all around: degrading, dehumanizing, violent and cheerless. It's peopled in the main by mean, stupid sociopaths and…

The Stony Lonesome: Happy New Year!

She moved as if she were visiting from a planet with a less dense and restrictive atmosphere; gravity seemed to affect her less and air could not gain purchase on…

The Stony Lonesome: All The Best Gods

The Stony Lonesome: All The Best Gods

I wish that I had me some danged Internet up in here so I could ask it who thought up this business about the world being an oyster and what…

The Stony Lonesome: Mendo Rocks!

Here at the Stony Lonesome offices, high atop a glittering skyscraper rising majestically heavenward from the undulating dunes of Abu Dhabi, we are nothing if not brutally, transparently honest. Just…