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.

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.

Double Half Caf Raspberry Macchiato with Soy Milk

We found a series of slides on the street corner in the Sunset District while walking our dog… Some of them were professional travel slides, purchased on trips, but others were family photos, taken during holidays sometime in the early 1970s. The pictures made us happy and sad — so reminiscent of the 1970s middle … Continued

The Meeting

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

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

AA Rose

Found this at an AA meeting I went to. This cheesy slogan might cause me to go back to drinking.