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All is quiet on the western front.

Max here: Pre-dawn at the Casa... if the bed was North America, dad would be sleeping along the coasts of Washington, Oregon and a bit of northern California, with Charlie occupying Nevada, Utah, Idaho, Colorado, Wyoming, Montana, Kansas, Oklahoma, Missouri, Arkansas , Iowa, and the Dakotas. Mia has annexed the rest of southern California from LA down to Tijuana, and I migrate at will like a hirsute band of gypsies from region to region as…

When were you young

As time sweeps past and vanishes behind me, an assimilated, impotent adulthood heaves itself through the ephemeral mist of youth, my restlessness pounded away by the vicissitudes and tides of everyday life. Someday even I may not believe my horizions were once so limitless. It’s a mystery to me now what these images might mean to me then. These words were written by Trevor Ware before being struck down by a drunk driver; no doubt…
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Dad here; today, after ninety-five years on this mortal coil, we lay a fine woman to rest. Although not related by blood, we will miss this incredible soul just as keenly. She lived an incredible life, and as such, it is not a time for mourning. Much will be said of her qualities at the memorial service, and deservedly so, but I would like to comment on those who cared for her selflessly for the…
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Dateline: Taos, NM

The sun was sinking behind the rim of the canyon when dad finally decided to shut her down for the day; the Rio Grande river lay 800 feet below us, protected by a steep trail snaking down to her frigid waters. Unbeknownst to most, tucked away at the base of the chasm are two hot springs, their 100° water separated from that of the river by a narrow strip of Rock. The walls rising above…
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One of these things was not like the other

What a week; return from a whirlwind trip out west, and Monday dad returned to the daily grind to only find that someone pulled the plug on the grinder, and that was the last time I've seen him dress in his usual emasculating ensemble insipidly described as "business casual". One day of Levi's, since then it's been Wranglers. For the last twenty one years, golf shirts and khakis(honey, do these pants make my butt look…
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Deeeeep breath…

Dad here; for those that have been here since the beginning, you'll remember how difficult it was to break the news that Stevie had passed. But in the spirit of family, we thought it was vital to keep everything out and in the open, and like the photographs on this page, with no filters; what you see is what you get. The story of Charlie and the story of the crate are inextricably linked; no…
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