Author Archives: Linus

About Linus

The man behind the curtain. But couldn't we get a nicer curtain?

Amsterdam: Grok the Gracht

By reputation, Amsterdam is a smoldering crucible of sin, scandal, and iniquity, casually decked with a garland of nested canals. In fact, Amsterdam is a friendly, popular, and diverse city which gives every indication of being a terrific place to … Continue reading

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Leavin’ on a Jet Plane

We three Pepper principals – Pierre and I, and Silent Seth – are bound for Amsterdam this afternoon. Nudge nudge, wink wink, yes, apparently they consume narcotics in Amsterdam, who knew. Believe it or not, we’re going for the beer, … Continue reading

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Just (Don’t) Do It

By the not-packed state of things, it’s pretty easy to tell that I am heading off to Amsterdam tomorrow. I might be a bit more sanguine if the laundry were done, but hey, that’s what the last minute is for: … Continue reading

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Eli, Hale

Last weekend I was up in Maine with my family, sneezing up the state, eating everything that wasn’t nailed down, and hanging out with my folks and extended sibs: Dad the Painter, Mom the Birdwatching Retired Attorney, Ballet Dancer Brother … Continue reading

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Spruce Bruce

Like Arthur Dent of The Hitch Hiker’s Guide to the Galaxy, I never mastered Thursdays. Or at least that’s what it feels like today, and it’s Thursday, isn’t it? Q.E.D. And don’t get me started on mathematical induction, while we’re … Continue reading

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Did He Say That Out Loud … ?

For best results it generally goes like this: 1. Think. 2. Talk. Otherwise you end up with hilarious and perhaps revealing babble. Viz: George W. Bush: Our enemies are innovative and resourceful, and so are we. They never stop thinking … Continue reading

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21st Century Schizoid Pocketknife

This is how I know it’s the future. We’re sliding backward far and fast if you want to talk culture, progress, empathy, equality, understanding, illumination, justice, prosperity, or benevolence — but man, we sure have some cool toys. This Swiss … Continue reading

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All Of The Above

I’m on the cell this morning with Vikki Walls from the Dewey Beach Music Conference & Festival, one of my favorite annual late-September events. Dewey Beach is a terrific conference, and I love it as much for the meeting and … Continue reading

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Et Tu, Peter Pan

Times Square underground is like Sigil, the City of Doors, in that it can take you anywhere, often when that is not where you want to go. For the unwary, Times Square is a time sponge. You ride the #2 … Continue reading

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Meat It Is I Set It Down

New York is at its best when you can shake your head and smile and say, “Only here; this could only happen here; only in New York.” Tuesday night the upper reaches of the A train whisk me to the … Continue reading

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