Advice for Dad

I found this in a book entitled “Violence and the Sacred;” I’m not sure if that makes the note funnier or not. As a dad myself, I think the advice is pretty astute, though.

For my fellow recluse

In an old paperback copy of “Walden” a friend was giving away in Montreal, just prior to a trip to vancouver. Tried to find the shop, but had been replaced by big downtown steel buildings. “For my fellow recluse: Hope you will enjoy this – it contains many of our mutual convictions and should fill … Continued


I found this on the desk behind me in my 9th grade English class. It was so incredibly random that people tried to take it from me all day long. I still haven’t found out who “Scott” is at my high school.

Friendly Neighborhood A-Hole

I found this way back in 2006, when I was living in the Rittenhouse Sq. area of Philly. It was on the sidewalk in front of my apartment building, and I stood there looking around for any potentially hazardous spots. There were none. I also spent a lot of time trying to decipher the word … Continued

Daddy Give Me This

A couple of years ago, I received this 5 dollar bill as change from, I don’t remember where. On it is written, “Daddy give me this. 11/19/05 He said it would be the last he ever give me. I love Daddy.” Recently while scrounging for loose change with which to pay some bills, I lay … Continued

In Spite of

Did she empty the account? THAT’S spite!

Ross the Boss

I work in a tattoo shop that is closed on Sundays and Mondays. One Tuesday morning, I arrived at work early to find this note folded into a “paper football” and wedged underneath our door. We never found out who left us the note but I held onto it ever since. The end of the … Continued

Ronnie, Dear

During a night of drinking at the pub, one of my friends found this.

Another Love Note

I found this romantic(?) “love note” on the sidewalk outside of a bar. It’s been hanging on my refrigerator for almost a year now.

Katherine’s Pot

I found this on a trail while hiking to a waterfalls in Oregon. I didn’t see any pot – someone must have removed it.