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San Antonio Banderas

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The movie ‘Desperado’ plays low on the hotel TV. Low enough that the man propped up on the headboard can’t hear what the actors are saying. He starts making up the dialogue in his head:

“Do you like my hair?”

“Yes. It’s very nice.”

“The River Walk, not river talk.”

“Dios mio! Who are you?”

“Die!” Read more

A Day in the Swamp with Coyote Peterson

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My friend Coyote Peterson is a cool dude.

Coyote is an adventurer/animal conservationist; he’s like a mix between Jack Hannah and Bear Grylls (without the ‘I can rip out your larynx’ special forces training). I’m convinced Coyote’s got a bit of a screw loose Read more

Border Runner

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Origins

When I was younger, nothing generated more excitement than crossing state borders on road trips with the family. In my kiddie nascency, political borders  were far from arbitrary. As soon as the ‘Now Leaving’ and ‘Welcome To’ signs passed by, things just seemed different. Read more

Fort Worth Sizzle

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Post #92 – In which Mike travels to Texas for work. 

SUV with longhorn rifle rack – Check

Googlemapped directions from DFW Airport to Fort Worth Omni Hotel – Check

Roadhouse Country station on satellite radio – Check

I hit the Texan freeways with my old friends Merle, Johnny, and Patsy. Read more

Mike on Mike

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Mike: Thanks for joining me today, Mike. I know you’re a busy guy.

Mike: Huh? I’m sorry, I couldn’t hear a thing over the sound of your awesome. Read more

Get Yer Ya Ya’s Out, Columbus

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Five years ago, amid bursting fireworks of Red White and Boom, the sizzle of grilled meats and sparklers, and the unmistakable patriotic croons of J. Cougar Mellencamp, The Boss, and Jewish Elvis—Neil Diamond—a skinny, already washed-up twenty-something limped from New York City to Columbus. Read more

Moist, and Other Bad Words

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This post is rated R, so, if you’re offended by coarse language and sexual content…hold on to your fucking hat.  Read more

Raccoon Dog Balls

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‘Scuse me while I get my wa wa’s out.

My last post was a bit long, and chalk full of uncomfortable feeling things. Sure, they were buried in allegorical stripper fog, but still, feelings…blech, right? Read more

Ghosts in the Crow

I half jog, straining up the steep Daisho-in Climbing Path on Mt. Misen, contrasting the verdant Japanese flora with a ridiculous blue running top and burnt orange and brown Cleveland beanie. Read more

Susie – Strong Like Bull

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Susie Lindau is one of my favorite bloggers. She’s fun, sassy, adventurous and someday, I’m really going to head out to my favorite state, Colorado, and grab a few Avalanche beers with her and her hubby Danny, and hit the slopes. Read more

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