Harold Robinson Revisited

Harold Robinson Revisited

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]   One of the enjoyable consequences of writing this blog is the comments I get. Of course, I also get a lot of spam. Since inception I have received on my website 2818 spam comments and 357 legitimate comments....
Goodbye Bob Avery

Goodbye Bob Avery

  [Click on BLUE links for more information}     Bob Avery was many things to many people.  I knew him best as a friend, an artist, and a bartender.  We spent many late nights after hours in the Sea Gull Cellar Bar philosophizing.  Once, accompanied by...
My Ph.D. in Bussing Tables

My Ph.D. in Bussing Tables

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]   Reaching across table.  Grasping empty plate.  Carrying armfuls of dishes piled high, food scraps, silverware.  Vanishing.  Returning.  Cleaning table.  Setting up.  Next customer.  Invisible.  Ignored....
The Coffee Shop

The Coffee Shop

[Click on BLUE text to link to more information]   “We’re poets and we drink coffee!” (attributed to Roberto Bolaño in The Savage Detectives)   The word “coffee” appears 71 times in the The Savage Detectives by Roberto Bolaño. It’s reasonable to think...