James Mercer and the Shopping Mall

An abandoned mall.

The Early Mall Period: The Mall as Friend Know Your Onion - The Shins - Oh, Inverted World - 2001 Lucked outFound my favorite recordLying in wait at the Birmingham mallThe songs that I heardThe occasional bookWere the only fun I ever tookAnd I got on with making myself Oh, so innocent. Reflecting on the … Continue reading James Mercer and the Shopping Mall

Pizza Poem


A member of my stalwart Wednesday evening badminton crew introduced me to fifty-cent slice night at a local pizzeria. I was reminded of a pizza poem I crafted circa 1998. I think it's a metaphor, or something. I ate a slice of it for lunch I'd like to have some more I can not get … Continue reading Pizza Poem