It has been a while, some time, and it may be longer. This is me breaking the surface of the water for a gasp of air. Sunsets over the Verrazano Bridge, sleeping beneath the stench of mothballs and death in my ...Read More

Bernt Olsen

This is my grandfather, Bernt Anker Olsen. We call him Pop. He was born in Norway in October of 1912. When he was 15 he applied for a position on a boat, lied about his age, and began his sailing ...Read More


Syttende Mai is Norwegian Independence Day ... May 17th. After 400 years of Danish rule, Norway peacefully declared its independence by calling a constitutional convention, and on the 17th of May, 1814, the Constituent Assembly at Eidsvold ratified a Norwegian ...Read More


It always starts small, I think. Life, war, a good story. Not sure what I'm thinking exactly, but its there, like someone in your bed or a wart on your finger or the smell of Spring. We've got all the time ...Read More


The first thing I remember was getting "hoofed" in the head by a cow in Norway. I was a wee lad, and I've always held that moment somewhat responsible for the occasional birthmark between my eyebrows ... that, and the ...Read More


No time for shit. Work from 9 to 6 go to Kinkos and cut up some shit for the new 3" package em up with Cooley at our cold white table write this go to job #2 until just about 4am. Yeah Mom. This is why ...Read More


Cooley's new outing is sounding great ... really looking forward to it, as you all should be as well. I'm way too tired to try to say something coherent, but I will be trying to offer an image a day ...Read More

ok So it wasn't a fun morning at the dentist's office today.  First, there was a lot of pathetic small talk bullshit happening, mainly: "so...where do work these days?"  I hate this kind of small's why I don't go out ...Read More

Today is Tuesday, which means I'm going over to Pure Pop Records to see what the new releases are.  It's a habit I've had since 1987, when I was anticipating Motley Crue's "Girls Girls Girls" to come out.  There's a ...Read More


Listening to a "leaked" (KaZaa) copy of the new Cat Power album ... You Are Free ... actually, speaking of free, I'm in a kind of denial, I think. Plenty of time, I convince myself, to fly to pay respects ...Read More