In an attempt both to treat his morphine addiction and to find a non-opioid pain reliever that was sufficiently powerful to abate his agony, Pemberton began to experiment with creating a new analgesic tonic.
And the ribbon keeps descending.
Long time Disinfonaut and gonzo extraordinaire Dr. Bones is publishing his first book! “Do you want to be exploited forever, to die a beautiful soul trapped in a body-turned-machine, or will you…
THE DUTY OF THE PRESS is to keep the people informed, even when the things they might learn lean towards the morbidly terrible and truly bizarre. The Republican healthcare plan is both.
Didn’t drive Monday. I tried, hard. Real hard. But I didn’t sleep at all Sunday night. I kept tossing and turning in bed while envisioning potential road rage incidents and the possibility of plowing into some jaywalker challenging my taxi on the streets of San Francisco.
It’s 4:10 in the A.M., and I’m rolling the Gough gauntlet in my van towards the Citizen’s Cab lot. But this three lane thoroughfare all downhill to the highway, with its timed lights, is proving no gauntlet on this early Monday morning.
At dusk I stood on a residential street with trim lawns and watched planes approach a runaway along the other side of a chain-link fence. Just a few dozen yards away, a…Read More
A new book about Hillary Clinton’s last campaign for president – Shattered, by journalists Jonathan Allen and Amie Parnes – has gotten a lot of publicity since it appeared two weeks ago….Read More
Itinerant samurai, terrible tempests, cherry blossoms, Bad Philosophers and the ongoing journey of accepting one’s fate….
It is officially spring in the San Luis Valley. The winds are heavy, and they carry with them some unintelligible wrath of the gods.Read More
Over the many long rides that we’ve shared together, you’ve read much ado regarding your driver’s introduction to this, um, “lively” street vocation by way of cab school…Read More
Our story starts where usually it ends, at least in Florida anyway: on a crowded highway at breakneck speed and heavily, heavily distracted.Read More
In hack news, the taxi biz has been okay this past week. Your driver scored three airports on Thursday, and was nicely busy outside of that to the tune of $245! This, as successfully avoiding the marijuana celebratory hajj on the Haight that is 420 Day.Read More
After Hillary Clinton’s devastating loss nearly six months ago, her most powerful Democratic allies feared losing control of the party. Efforts to lip-synch economic populism while remaining closely tied to Wall Street…Read More
Good Friday It’s been kind of a mind fuck driving a taxi around one of the richest cities in the country, San Francisco, these past seven years. Introspecting in the early morning,…Read More
Easter: a day normally celebrated by the recollection of Christian myth, the painting of eggs, and the wide scale eating of pork in clear defiance of Judaic law.
The news is rife with President Trump’s threatened and actual military misadventures: in Syria, Yemen, and North Korea. But these military actions take on a new gravity considering the vast and secret…
Not until faithfulness turns to betrayal And betrayal into trust Can any human being become part of the truth. –Rumi Trump won the 2016 nomination and election largely because he was able…
Neuroscience has enabled us to explain how the brain affects the body. Yet there is no theory to explain how the matter of the brain creates thought and experience.
Death has always been the great equalizer. It was the one unavoidable aspect of existence, the one sure thing everybody could bet on
It defies logic, right? That the poor would pay more for basic life items, essentially ensuring that they stay in the cycle of poverty forever. But people can forget that if you…
Yo, fellas, it’s been a while, and I kinda miss this place – it is less stupid than Infowars. But for old times sake, I just wanted to share this little video…
Like an inception, an idea had been planted somewhere in the depths of my psyche, and over the course of a couple of years, that idea grew, and festered, and churned until what had been a vague, weightless, transparent idea had become a chunky, gooey vision that had adhered itself to every free space of my mindspace.
Over the many long rides we’ve shared together, you have read much ado from your driver about his introduction to this “lively” street vocation by way of cab school, of his cab school teacher Rose, and her Ten Commandments.
Vast efforts to portray Donald Trump as Vladimir Putin’s flunky have given Trump huge incentives to prove otherwise. Last Thursday, he began the process in a big way by ordering a missile…
I know I wasn’t the only one that nearly shit themselves when they heard that 59 thomahawk missiles launched from two American destroyers had slammed into Syrian territory.
Prague is the perfect romantic getaway. You just have to keep your paranoid imagination under control.
Cannon, a philosopher and technologist, is a founder, board member and former president of the Mormon Transhumanist Association, the world’s largest advocacy network for the ethical use of technology and religion to extend human abilities.
Citizen’s Cab 1015 is driving me aimless across a ghostly quiet San Francisco predawn. There’s a nowadays rare fog (thanks, global warming) blanketing the Marina district down here. And KCSM 91.1FM – The Bay Area’s Jazz station – and Artie Shaw’s St. James Infirmary sets the mood