First Time I Smoked Crack

I was nine years old the first time I smoked crack. It was 1989 and crack cocaine was destroying the urban core of America. The news was filled with stories of murders over McDonald’s food and Nike’s and babies being born addicts. For a 9 year old boy in a small town it all looked…

Pursuing an Art in a Poor Country Full of Morons

Making a living from art is really hard in a country where people decorate their home with cheap garbage from Hobby Lobby and T.J. Maxx. A century ago people’s most prized possessions were nice things made by artists. Photographs, lamps, armoires, paintings, sculptures, and jewelry were the nice things. People who still like that stuff…

Plaque Fighting Ka-Bar… FAKE NEWS!

Spending too much time inside with too much exposure to Trump culture. No collusion! The press said it was the best meeting they’d ever witnessed. I probably have a great relationship with [insert dictators name]. FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS FAKE NEWS

Super Moon Sunday!!!

Went to a barefoot liberation party Went for a walk with my mom and brother Others were out too! America locks children in glass cages on sunny days! I hope people like this filter A stunning model tries on the latest winter fashion. It looks heavy. My mom and Dennis plotting. Plotting what though? Some…

The Charmer’s Jailhouse Confession

So, I spent 30 years in prison. It started out as a night in jail, I had been picked up on a warrant for an unpaid speeding ticket. That first night in my cell, nobody would put up bail, so I was spending the night in a small holding cage type cell with one other…

The Special Occasions

I’d been saving this Cuban cigar my favorite brother gave me for a special occasion, and I kept forgetting it when I went somewhere cool like a mountain top or an Arkansas river. I wanted to save it for a special occasion because how often do you get to smoke a Cuban? I went ahead…