Short Fiction: Bailey

  1. A quarter to five in the morning.  The streets were barren.  The summer heat, lingering...
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Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

A Little on the Small Side

  Here is another post from my Puerto Vallarta compadre Gil Gevins.  If you like this you should definitely check out his books (see below). And, if you travel to Puerto Vallarta, be sure to visit Lucy’s CuCu.  For those of you not familiar with the airport... read more

Poems – 1

  Most days you can visit @Thinkinthemorning on Facebook and view a poem we’ve chosen to start the morning.  We have assembled some of the poems posted thus far.  We will post a additional pages of poems from time to time. Most Americans don’t encounter... read more

The Watchful Eyes of the Censors

  [Click on BLUE links for further information]   “Where they burn books, so too will they in the end burn human beings.” Heinrich Heine, Almansor     Censorship has many faces: burning books, burning witches, burning heretics.  While not as... read more

A Chicken is a Chicken is a Chicken

  As a financial adviser I always told my clients diversification was a wise policy.  In the spirit of diversification I’ve teamed up with my good friend Gil Gevins from Puerto Vallarta to provide some spice to my enchiladas.  I’ll be posting a few of... read more

Jesus Mezcal and the Easter Bunny

  [Click on BLUE links for more information}       Capitalism and Christianity make strange bedfellows.  To anyone, especially any Christian, who doubts this I would say:  read some of Tolstoy’s essays such as My Religion.  Tolstoy had many faults... read more

Ethical Optimism and Integrity: Richard Henry Dana Jr.

[Click on BLUE links for further information]     Ever since I was left somewhat alone, without gods, I have been a ferocious believer in the power of small coincidences. That is how chance works, at least for those of us who do not have the certainty of... read more

Booze

  [Click on highlighted BLUE links for further information]   There are many jokes about alcohol and its effects, but at the Sea Gull Cellar Bar we treated alcohol with the respect it deserved.  The short video below depicts an actual scene that took place... read more

Funny Money

  Financial advisors would have you believe they inhabit an arcane world of alphas and betas and that they and they alone can navigate the mysteries of modern portfolio theory.  The reality is a bit different.  Let me tell you about an average day in the life of... read more

Rebuild Part I: Fits and Starts

  In my last post I provided a bit of the history after the fire that destroyed the Sea Gull in 1976.  The first weeks were consumed with clean up, planning, financing, architectural design, and obtaining the permits for the project.       I asked... read more

After the Fire

  [CLICK ON BLUE LINKS FOR MORE INFORMATION]   Many of the posts on this site are about the Sea Gull Restaurant and Cellar Bar in Mendocino during the 70s and 80s. This was a special time for many who lived in Mendocino at that time. They are now obviously... read more

The Minute Particulars

  Think in the Morning thanks Lindell Stacy-Horton for her contribution to this post.   He who would do good to another must do it in Minute Particulars. General Good is the plea of the scoundrel, hypocrite, and flatterer; William Blake, Jerusalem The... read more

The Man in the Zocalo — Oaxaca 2012

  The mind is restless. It never sleeps. Thoughts skip across the surface Like flat rocks on a lake Sink to the bottom Into darkness and mud.   A man traipsed the square leaning on his walker Straw hat.  Wide brim.  Khaki pants.  Plaid shirt Covered with... read more