Essays Archive

  • America’s Coprophagia

    America’s Coprophagia

    The eerie similarity between my dog’s coprophagia and American foreign policy. First performed at San Francisco’s Progressive Reading Series, on a bill with Jane Smiley and Jonathan Franzen. A more family-friendly version was later published in Bark magazine.

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  • Ice Golfing in Greenland

    Ice Golfing in Greenland

    The treacheries of the world ice golf championships, held on the frozen waters of western Greenland.

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  • The Wine of Mass Destruction

    The Wine of Mass Destruction

    A unique home-made product from California’s wine country. And unlike the WMD in Iraq, the Wine of Mass Destruction actually exists.

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  • The Sumo Wrestler has the Flu

    The Sumo Wrestler has the Flu

    “Riding black” in Prague, waiting for Sumo and dreaming of defenestration. Outtakes from “Sumo in Prague.”

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  • Bill Hicks

    Bill Hicks

    Two pieces about the late comedian/satirist Bill Hicks.

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  • Bruddah IZ

    Bruddah IZ

    An essay on the life of the late Hawaiian musician Israel Kamakawiwo’ole. Over the Rainbow Honolulu, two a.m. Music producer Jon de Mello is sleeping when the phone rings. It’s Israel, one of the artists he represents for his Mountain Apple record label. And Israel […]

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