His name is Joe and we were both in the same waiting room at Kaiser Permanente in South San Francisco. He caught my eye because he was so nicely-dressed, looking much classier […]
Dan Ryan is a photojournalist and poet. You can see more of his work at Brisbane Graphic Arts Museum (http://brisbanegraphicartsmuseum.
com), and on Flickr (https://www.flickr.com/photos/pictopticon/). He lives in Brisbane, California.
The game doesn’t matter, people do… I’m not a fan of the Pokémon franchise, I don’t play the mobile game, and don’t intend to start doing so. Still, without even trying at […]
Bukowski would have been 96 today… How do I pay tribute to a man who both enriched and destroyed my life? If I had never read his work I’d be less of […]
A dad with grace and humor for #HopeTuesday… She was chewing on a French pastry, he had her pacifier in his mouth. I’m not a dad so I don’t know how these […]
Snack it up on human moments for #HopeTuesday I don’t know about you, but my Facebook and Twitter feeds are saturated with links to media coverage of the race to the White […]
The streets don’t care if it’s the 4th of July… She was sitting on a Japantown sidewalk, on Webster Street around the corner from Nijiya Market. She looked displaced, like a woman […]
Alcoholism sucks… I am broken and I have been for many years. I’m not some toy you can take back to Hasbro and say “This fucking thing is fucking fucked up.” They […]
Pictures and poems from Japan’s bubble years… Introduction In January, 1987 I graduated from Lehigh University with a B.A. in journalism. By the first week of March I was in Tokyo, Japan […]
She was shuffling around Nakamise Dori, the shopping boulevard that leads to Sensō-ji in Asakusa. She touched a lot of elbows trying to speak to people who pulled away and ignored her. […]
Look for the purple banana, bitches… I’m sitting here drinking a beer… Let’s go crazy, let’s get nuts… It’s not a very good beer, it’s a Budweiser… Let’s look for the purple […]