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A Man’s Guide To Valentine’s Gifts: Olive Tree Yes, Scale No

Real love is coffee and newspapers in bed. Yeah, yeah, sure, it’s a Hallmark holiday, made up by sellers of candy, flowers and cards (where do those people come from with their pop-up bouquet displays on the side of the road?). A day for good men to feel [...]

By | February 13th, 2017|2 Comments

Are you suffering from Obsessive Compulsive Trump Disorder?

OCTD By Walt Williams   Every week when I post these blogs on Facebook, I write a pithy little comment to my 26 FB friends hoping to entice them to read past the giant mug shot that appears for reasons I cannot explain or change. Last week, I posted that [...]

By | February 10th, 2017|5 Comments

Sid and Donald Doing It Their Way

    Did you catch it? The dance made it all clear. I had been obsessively watching the inauguration like a car wreck, like I couldn’t turn away, like the end of the world was coming and if I missed something it would mean that I was responsible for the [...]

By | January 27th, 2017|1 Comment

Pushing On The Front of The Boots, The Family Ski Trip

Not really near death It’s about 8:00 pm; we arrived in Bear Valley at 4 in a snowstorm. Since then I have snowmobiled my wife up to the cabin two miles up Bloods Ridge, (course we couldn’t find the cabin so I had to wade through waist high drifts knocking [...]

By | January 26th, 2017|2 Comments

Trump Inauguration 2017: Belly Flopping in the Excrement Pool

I’m a big fan of parades and balloons. Celebration is when my Homeostasis is finally right. Victory! Success! Payoff for all the hard work! This is not that. First the wardrobe backfired. I’m a peacock by nature  so the dark suit and repp tie made me about as uncomfortable as [...]

By | January 18th, 2017|12 Comments

Donald Trump Plays the Short Game

The Long Game By Walt Williams   Poolside at the Fairmont and I’m thinking about the long game. The morning papers are filled with tales of conflicted leadership and bad political craziness. Obama trying to complete a last minute hail Mary of environmentalism and rational decisions (Really, there are no [...]

By | January 10th, 2017|3 Comments

Smart phones are creating stupid people – the art of being present

"Yesterday's the past, tomorrow's the future, but today is a gift. That's why it's called the present." Bill Keene   Hunter Franks is right. He is the one who came up with 1000 reminders, secretly placed around San Francisco last Christmas, to “Be Present” in our lives especially during the [...]

By | December 13th, 2016|3 Comments

Put down your phone and listen to Bob

  “I think music is the greatest art form that exists, and I think people listen to music for different reasons, and it serves different purposes. Some of it is background music, and some of it is a thing that might affect a person's day, if not their life, or [...]

By | December 6th, 2016|1 Comment

Flaming sh#t bags

CC is mad that I didn’t go further. My mantra is, “Educate don’t irritate” which makes sense to me but sometimes doesn’t have the impact I hope for. Putting up giant signs installing new garbage cans, filling the creek with garbage bags, placing a large present of trash on the [...]

By | December 2nd, 2016|2 Comments

Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks By Walt Williams   Rich people problems have got me thinking about my UMWELT. Yesterday, I woke up to this series of horrors: the spa was too cold, the ball machine was broken, I had to make my own breakfast and could someone please do something about these [...]

By | November 29th, 2016|2 Comments