Happy Days

There’s a homeless man who lives on a street corner that I pass by every day on my way to school. One day he was gone, and in his place an open bag with things spilling out, this Polaroid blowing away.


I was jogging in the morning and found this note. I always pick up notes hoping to find something interesting, they never are. I finally found something interesting and it made me sad. It makes me feel like it’s a sign to be nicer to my mom, but it is difficult and we still don’t … Continued

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

But I Loved Your Bed

I was out on a walk during lunch and found this note on the sidewalk, blowing in the breeze at the corner of Drumm & Sacramento.


From the magic newspaper box at 27th and Broadway. It looks like there’s supposed to be a photo of one of the angel dust dealer (didn’t angel dust disappear by the end of the 70s?) but, alas, we’ll never know who to look for. Sadly, the East Bay Express box has only had newspapers in … Continued


I found this on a kiosk at a Chase Bank. It made me evaluate my life.

Hey! I’m One!

I was going to take the 2:20pm train from Richmond, CA, to Sacramento, CA, but I had just missed it. While waiting for the 3:48pm I found this picture face down on the tracks. Sometimes it not so bad to miss a train. Written on the back: “hey! i’m 1 & i got daddy confused … Continued

Plenty of Salt

This was within the pages of an old Leonardo DaVinci library book. It was on the back of a blank spelling game copyrighted in 1936. It reads: “Dear Meg, Life, religion, art and love are experience and not topics. I like your spirit, that is why I stayed so long last night–please forget it. Bob … Continued

Hey Fuck Face

I found this note in the parking lot of the Redwood Gospel Mission Thrift Store. There weren’t any obvious entrances or exits for a car to block, so the event probably happened elsewhere. And the thrift store people are all very nice.

Surfin’ Goat

Found taped to a door in my apartment complex.