The other week I was walking through the deserted 1980s industrial landscape of Emeryville and as I neared an old woman walking her dog, she surveyed me with her cruel old eyes, yanked on the dog’s collar, and created a twenty-foot barrier between us.

Man! It was really weird. The thing is, the sun was still out. It’s not like it was the middle of the night or anything.

I wasn’t offended! I don’t think anything offends me anymore. She thought I was some sort of degenerate. God, yeah!