Tag Archives: California

Camping in the Cheap Seats

Thirty years ago New Year’s marked the first time I ever “camped” overnight for access to anything. I’ve watched with bemusement as camping for days outside retail establishments to buy newly-released telephones or video games has increased in popularity. And … Continue reading

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The Meandering Musings of an Absentee Father

This essay is a reprise from another blog I had a couple years ago.It seemed appropriate, today.(Photo courtesy of my dear friend, Lance Apple, the very present father of two fine young men.) I come from a legacy of absentee … Continue reading

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A Break in the Battle

[This is part of a longer work.] The Pan-Pacific Auditorium was the first West Coast venue Elvis Presley ever played. In 1988 it was well past its prime. It stood as a silent sentinel over the Pan-Pacific Park. The structure … Continue reading

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