Detour Passengers, I’m down with the flu, folks. And there’s been a cold rain and grey clouds hovering over San Francisco in recent days – both figuratively and literally. So, your driver…






Eh, if I’m gonna be up, I might as well work. Despite its 4:15 medallion, I suspect my beautiful Prius, Citizen’s Cab #26, will be at the lot waiting idle and lonely for its driver. Me.








Thursday Noon: I’m rolling west up Market, empty, in Citizen’s Cab #26, when, “DING!” My iPhone chimes with an IM… Hey! It’s Christian! Note: Best friend, Spermula band mate, and fellow (albeit,…



There are two issues I can see which the Trump-fearing Clinton-lovers (or tolerators) are ignoring: one is Hillary’s complicity with the horrendous power-abuses of oligarchy and all we know about that (inescapable…



It was April 21, and Prince, a musician that, though certainly brilliant, my Millennial friend had never expressed a particular affinity for – and whose last Top 10 hit, 1994’s The Most Beautiful Girl in the World, dropped when she was entering Kindergarten – had passed away at the not-so-young age of 57.


At the heart of the Enlightenment was the notion that the world could in principle be explained. Yet perplexingly the biggest questions seem to defy explanation. Is explanation an illusion, or does…


The attacks on the planet, civil liberties and human rights are at the core of the American profit-driven, hierarchically-based governing system. While the ultra-rich keep prospering, large swaths of the population are disenfranchised.






Some have wondered what led a man like me into life as a hack. Well, here’s something I wrote years ago from the Hell of a cubicle, before turning towards life on the streets.