Find the Parameters

Found this buried under some old picture frames in the living room at my mother’s, but the writing is neither mine, nor hers, nor anyone we know.

Gone Muskie Fishing

Back in the early 90s I worked for the Stevens Point Parks Department, keeping downtown Main Street and the Square clean. I found a lot of weird stuff working there (you wouldn’t believe how many bullets I found), but photos are always something I feel the need to hold on to. I found this picture … Continued

Weekend Plans

Ten years ago I was teaching high school. On a Friday just after school had let out I found this piece of paper in my classroom, and realized that it could well ruin one student’s carefully mapped out plans for the weekend. I ran after him, but he was gone – and I mean gone. … Continued

Nothing Free Patrick

I played a gig at Juanita’s, a local bar, and looked down under the stage and found this note.

Merry Christmas

I found this small note on the sidewalk (in front of some bars) in the Hawthorne neighborhood. Ruth seems like a nice lady.

The Meeting

I found this on the ground between some buildings while taking a shortcut to plug the parking meter.

Not Necessarily in That Order

I found this post-it note in the doorway of the government building where I work on the morning of November 6th, 2002.

A Present from You Know Who

I was walking back from class at Cal Poly and found this on the sidewalk. Seems like this person either wants to get the other one drunk. Or maybe they are thanking them for something with a giant bottle, probably alcohol.

Drunk in Nevada City

This note is written on the back of a metallic golden paper that smells a lot of cigarettes. I found it the day after it was written on Broad Street. The style of the note struck me as full of literary possibility… the honesty, the apparent urge to write down an experience, culminating in the … Continued

Banas Foster

Recently, at the bar where I work, a girl locked herself in the bathroom and promptly passed out. After ultimately breaking the door down, the girl’s friends took her home; it was not until we closed that we found this note. Apparently the girl’s friend thought she just needed the promise of Bananas Foster to … Continued