Lord of the Mosquitoes

written September 28, 2006   While bobbing around the Gold Coast in 200 tons of tin, four months out to sea… What shall become of man when perpetually bored, and how far are we away from breaking off into our rival tribes?  The answer may surprise you.  These ship walls may be steel and not…

The Modern Jalapeno Popper

written February 11, 2006 Neil Young said in a recent issue of Rolling Stone that writing is all about being receptive. A song, he explained, can appear to him fully-formed, if only he is patient. In that way he receives songs more than writes them. If he is stuck for a lyric or stanza it…

Land Ho!

written February 18, 2006 The misty slopes of a rolling, green island slowly emerged this morning from its hiding place in the horizon. The exact name matters not, as I tell my story, other than to keep my fingers firmly attached. Punishment for “Leeking Information by Bottlyd Message” may not have been enforced since 1751,…