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06: School Days
Silent Onlooker: The Story of Numb John

Silent Onlooker: The Story of Numb John

This one is long overdue. As most of you Amigos remember, during the first couple of years of my college career (1992-1993) I lived at a JC in Rocklin called Sierra College. Though I didn’t think so at the time, in retrospect it was actually a pretty decent place. I’ve explained previously why I was...
Keb Keb Still At Large

Keb Keb Still At Large

Fellow Amigo Pepe has just reported a recent Keb Keb sighting:

I’m With Ya, Foote!

Back when we were kids, most of us played soccer in the Redding Parks & Recreation league. Though I was certainly no David Beckham, I have many fond memories of night games at Tiger Field, sweaty shin guards, and the smell of grass in my cleats. I usually had the honor of playing on the...
Cottonwood is Hell

Cottonwood is Hell

(Note: Like so many of my homework assignments, I’m not fully following the directions on this.) How many of you guys have heard of a little film called Hell is for Heroes? You should check it out. Why? Well, it’s a good little WWII movie set on the Siegfried Line in France. It was directed...

The Geek!

(phone rings) “Hello?” “EDUARDO… Hey… ahhh… Ben. Ben Bambauer here.” “Oh, hi – how’s it going, Mr. Bambauer?” “GOOD, good. H-hey, I uhh, was, uhhhmm…. wonderingifyoucouldmaybe – AHHHH… well, I had an idea for the next ad.” “Okay…?” “THE GEEK, like with his fist raised up with cash in it… you know?” “I think so.”...

A blast from the past

Eduardo, take a look at what I found this morning while searching though my MP3 discs…. Saturday Feb. 25th 8 PM, @ the Phoenix Theater… And after the show we could go to Party Gras!!! Hmm… I wonder what ever became of Clubberlang or the Mudsharks? I have a feeling they didn’t quite have the...

CSU Sacramento: You Can Get In, But You Can’t Get Out.

CSUS was pretty cool overall, and a lot more fun than Sonoma State was. I had several memorable classes there… some good, some bad. Jaime and I were there when the state universities switched their graduation requirements to a more ‘socially conscious’ system that made it necessary to take classes that you normally wouldn’t have...

Sonoma State: Fear Of A Black Peepee

Sonoma was pretty lame, in retrospect. Paco and I lived together that semester, which made things better than they would have been otherwise – but the school itself was pretty weak. Averbuck’s class was quite entertaining, and it was in one of those stadium/ampitheater type classrooms. I also can’t recall exactly why (maybe because he...

Simpson College

After leaving CSUS I attended Simpson College in Redding, Ca. I attended Simpson for a few reasons. 1) I wasn’t about to stay in Sacramento and take remedial English, and Art History in addition to my Teacher preparation courses. 2) I would save money. Simpson was located IN Redding, and I could live at home....

Sierra College – Buenos Días, Peckanick!

Here’s the story in a nutshell… My grades in high school proved that I wasn’t exactly Rhodes Scholar material, so I was destined to begin my college career at a JC. Due to a number of interwoven factors (mainly my parents’ desire for me to become independent and the terms of my financial sustenance), I...

Continuing with the 6 year plan… Off to Chico.

After getting no real schooling done for the next two years that followed Sonoma, I went to Chico. And soon found out that I should have went to Chico from the get go. Chico has a lot of things going for it. Small town but very cool town. A young student population that just happens...

Sonoma State – A Poor Education for Paco

Onward to SSU for my junior year of college. A year that would end up lasting for awhile. I had visited the campus, it looked very cool, the town was nice a mellow, not too big, not to small… and pretty close to all the fun stuff in SF. So I began my first semester...