Better Days Are A Toenail Away

Better Days Are A Toenail Away
Daily [sic] dispatches from the front lines of the fuckin fentanyl crisis and other bits of pop culture detritus.
Created 31 Jan 2021
  • A petty rant on how Tom Petty handled his bass player's heroin problem.
    20 Dec 2021 • 15 min read
    Remember this one? I think it was from Home Alone 2: Lost in New York. I prefer not to go out right now, with this new fuckin’ super contagious disease that sounds like one of the million organization...
  • My former drug dealer has died
    16 Dec 2021 • 16 min read • 1 0
    That’s what life was, a long series of things that didn’t go down the way you thought they would. JAMES SALLIS I’ve called him John whenever I’ve written about him, but now that he is dead, I suppose ...
    09 Dec 2021 • 19 min read • 1 0
    SO I woke up this morning with this song in my head. Now, the question is...should i get an MRI? I received a lot of head hits & concussion as a child. I don't even like this song a LITTLE bit, but my...
  • I was mistakenly arrested
    04 Dec 2021 • 20 min read • 3 0
    So yesterday a Loss Prevention officer grabbed me, shoved me against a shelf of cereal, manhandled me into the backroom of the store, shoved me down a flight of stairs, because he thought I’d shoplift...
  • Life Won't Wait
    01 Dec 2021 • 23 min read • 2 0
    You can’t change the present. You can’t change the future. You can only change the past. BOB DYLAN I love that front cover. And I love the phrase Life Won’t Wait. But that album was pretty disappointi...
  • War & Peace
    12 Nov 2021 • 20 min read
    Today is Remembrance Day, but given multiple recent gruesome mass grave discoveries at Residential Schools across Canada, it feels inappropriate to tether my remembrance to abstract concepts like “glo...
  • Should it hurt to make art? Or should it be a total blast? Where does the line get drawn, and who draws it?
    09 Nov 2021 • 29 min read • 1 0
    “there remains a sense in which artists do expose themselves to the torrents of their time, in a way that can't help but do damage, and there's nothing wrong with calling it noble, if they've done it ...
  • Let's Read A Few Fuckin Poems Vol #1
    07 Nov 2021 • 8 min read • 1 0
    John Ashbery (July 28, 1927 – September 3, 2017) I was given the poem “At North Farm” by John Ashbery to read in my first year of University. Introduction to Poetry. Poetry 101. At the time, and like ...
    07 Nov 2021 • 28 min read • 1 0
    To Have & Have Not is pretty much what it sounds like; an examination into the many differences between rich and poor. This one has a rather long digression on “The Spielberg Face.” Don’t say you were...
  • Love and Marriage & Stairs That Go Nowhere
    29 Oct 2021 • 13 min read • 1 0
    I did something really fuckin stupid a few days ago. I entered Incognito Mode on my browser and looked at my ex wife’s Twitter. Why? I don’t know. Why not? I can think of a few good reasons why not. T...
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