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HOWL!

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  Today, I went to check out the famous Beatnik bookstore City Lights.   Check out on the upper windows, it says, “Open Mind,” “Open Books,” “Open Heart.”If only. City Lights used to be the radical beating heart of San Francisco back in the late 1950s when subversive fag poet Allen Ginsberg, read Howl! to an elated audience. I decided …

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Spiritual Cashmere

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I know I keep coming back to Annie Sprinkle, but she IS very interesting… I forgot to say that at the other night at her “tit print party,” I gave her a present: a  meditation shawl from the brilliant yarnlight collective (www.yarnlightcollective.com). It’s part cashmere, part carbon and it’s infused with healing energy. Plus, it drapes fantastically. It should do- …

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Pucker Your Cheeks

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So this time last year, on Super bowl weekend, I’d been pretty much swinging from the chandeliers at a dominatrix dungeon. This year, the dominatrix was out of town so I thought I’d go to an event that billed itself as a “Sex Book Festival.” It turned out to be quite an earnest San Francisco experience in a bookshop ( …

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Starsky and Hutch

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This was the moment of euphoria and excitement at around 8.30 Pm before we went out of the house ready to knock them dead at the sex party in town: Even the Uber ride down was fun. Me and Shawn were the Dirty Dolls. I was speaking French to the taxi driver, telling him I was from Fresno but I’d …

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Insta-Ayahuasca

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I met up with my friend Chloe last night in Sillicon Valley. Silly Con Valley, they call it. Chloe and I used to work together at Harper’s Bazaar UK but we have both since decided to spread our wings. Here we are at the gala to launch the Pace art gallery in Menlo Valley last night   I always imagined …

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Hanging up the tits…

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That’s what Annie Sprinkle claimed she was doing last night at her – she claims- final tit print party at her house in San Francisco. Annie has been doing her tit prints for years but enough’s enough. Last night I hung out with her and some friends who all helped with the process. We were being a collective, apparently. In any case, …

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Adventure Bread!

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Do you remember Alistair Cook’s 1970s BBC Radio 4 show, Letter From America? He’d talk in his very English voice about The Kennedy assassination and Fall in New England and the funny old man at the corner store with his views US gun laws. I liked to listen to Alistair Cook when I was a kid because America was my …