Jumping Over Babies To Remove Sin

Originally posted on Reality Decoded:
Baby jumping is a traditional Spanish holiday dating back to the 1620s that take place annually to celebrate the?Catholic feast of Corpus Christi in Castrillo de Murcia, Sasamón, province of Burgos. El Salto del Colacho (the devil’s jump) Men dressed as the Devil (known as?the Colacho) in red and yellow…

Tom Bean

A continuation of Their Glorious Almost In the 1960s corpses were routinely fished from the Truckee River but, being predominately the result of bad guy on bad guy crime, the newspapers rarely took note.  The casinos that ran the town administered their own justice⏤much to the relief of the local police⏤and they didn’t want that […]

Their Glorious Almost

The Riverside is still standing.  I don’t know why that always amazes me but it does, maybe because in Reno the city fathers have no idea what to do with historic buildings except to blow them up and in their place build parking lots.  Of course, the Riverside is no longer a hotel.  There’s an […]


It looks dystopian outside, an old friend wrote via email.  He’s directly downwind from the disaster which we are all now breathing into our bodies despite double-paned windows and a distance of one hundred miles. And it will become part of us and we will age and breathing will never be the same again. He […]

California is burning

No moon, no stars, only fire engines on the ridge, their lights flashing. And a helicopter overhead. The wind howling all day, the house creaking, the car at the ready in the driveway. Only the whole state is burning. Nowhere to go. The sun set in a blood red balloon, the air is worse than […]

The Anniversary Party

Last night we had an anniversary party here at Tinhatsblog (2.5 years). I brought the cake and it was a dark chocolate mouse cake with yellow roses and to eat one bite was to die happier than you’d ever lived.  I ate a lot.  Perhaps too much. Then Missa Him arrived to case the joint and […]