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Edwin Decker likes music. Edwin Decker likes movies. Edwin Decker likes books. Short books are best, but he'll read long books if he must. Edwin Decker likes sports. Edwin Decker likes games. He likes serious games like poker and chess and silly games like Risk and Monopoly. Edwin Decker likes his family. He really likes being married to his wife. Edwin Decker likes to write. He wrote a book once. It's called Barzilla and Other Psalms. It's a poetry book. Edwin Decker has a website. You should go there.

July 19 2011
Imagine my delight when I read this July 7 headline on the Orlando Sentinel website: “Lightning strike at Caylee memorial ‘could be a sign from the angels.’”
July 6 2011
I love the Fourth of July. I am totally down with celebrating our country’s independence from British imperialism. The only thing I can’t stand about it is the excessive playing of patriotic...
June 20 2011
There’s a lot of this going around. A lot of these scandalistas like to compare Congressmember Anthony Weiner’s debacle to other famous political sex scandals, to determine what should become...
June 7 2011
I don’t know why I’m so depressed about this. I’ve lost bartending jobs before. However, this time, something’s different
May 25 2011
Why the rush to canonize? Probably because any discussion of Deucey’s potential sainthood must include the fact that it’s his fault that God’s Church became such an enormous smoking...
April 12 2011
Not that there’s anything wrong with heavy Japanbience, I just like that at Sapporo, there’s a good chance you won’t get a dirty look if you ask for a fork instead of using the chopsticks
March 29 2011
Aside from writing this filthy little column, one of my many side jobs is as an event coordinator for an outdoor music and arts festival called San Diego IndieFest (SDIF)
March 2 2011
Having bartended live-music clubs in San Diego for the last 25 years, I can say that this city is home to some of the best bands in the country. Unfortunately, there’s never been quite enough...
Feb. 16 2011
Some of you may remember a recent Sordid Tale about an encounter that occurred outside my favorite neighborhood slaughtering hole, The Tilted Stick, during which a guy named Scotty and several of his friends...
Feb. 2 2011
I received an e-mail recently from my friend Andrew, the bar manager of the Viejas DreamCatcher, who told me about a little incident at Cabo Cantina in Pacific Beach. He said he wasn’t allowed inside...
Jan. 19 2011
“The 20-year legal fight over the cross on Mount Soledad took another turn Tuesday when a federal appeals court ruled the towering landmark [is] unconstitutional....” —San Diego Union-Tribune,...
Jan. 5 2011
One of the advantages being a childless uncle is that you get to enjoy, in significantly smaller doses, of course, some of the experiences of parenting. Most are fabtacular, such as watching kids tear...
Dec. 22 2010
Thanks to a spate of failed ACLU lawsuits, Bill O’Reilly and his ilk are claiming they have “won the war on Christmas.” However, what O’Reilly and friends don’t know is that...
Dec. 8 2010
As the date for my yearly holiday flight to New York approaches, I’ve been wondering: By which method will I choose to have my privates persecuted? Will I elect to be fondled by a highly trained...
Nov. 24 2010
Last week, at a small dinner party, the following question was posed to the guests: What is the cruelest thing you have ever done to a person with whom you were romantically involved? My story won the...
Nov. 10 2010
This was supposed to be a different column. It was supposed to be a column about Juan Williams being fired by NPR for saying that he is afraid to fly with traditionally dressed Muslims. It was going to...
Oct. 27 2010
The first thing I thought—when I heard about the backlash surrounding the Jerry Brown campaign staffer who called his opponent, Meg Whitman, a “whore”—was: What’s this now?!...
Oct. 13 2010
Last night, my wife and I were returning from a romantic night of wine and dining. It was quiet on the ride back to Ocean Beach, but we each knew what the other was thinking: As soon as we get home, I’m...
Sept. 29 2010
In my last column, “Crappy driver,” I mentioned that I once crashed a car without driving it, causing several readers to ask how such a thing was possible. Well, the comment was meant as a...
Sept. 15 2010
“You’re a horrible driver,” my wife tells me as she merges onto westbound Interstate 8 from the 805—the last leg of our return trip from Lake Arrowhead. This is hilarious for two...

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