Author Archives: Jason Kirker

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A Phantasmic Barroom Experience

The Broad Axe Tavern in Ambler, Pennsylvania was established in 1681 and it is the second oldest tavern in the United States. Coincidently, it is also reported to be one of the most haunted watering holes as well. Rachel is the name of […]

> October 26, 2012 / , , , ,

A Man’s Look at Self Discovery

In the 9th century an Ethiopian goat herder name Kaldi was sitting reflectively.  He was overlooking his flock when he observed some of the goats acting erratically after they munched on a berry bush.  The overwhelming boredom of being a shepherd in Ethiopia […]

> October 12, 2012 / , , , ,

What’s under your hood?

“Cordoba. Beneath the hood of this new Cordoba is something marvellous.  An engine that thinks…an engine controlled by an intricate computer which monitors six separate engine functions.  It adjusts the spark timing to within a thousandth of a second…. to create smooth, even […]

> September 28, 2012 / , , ,

Managing Your Expectations

It was a late afternoon in August and the city had the smell and humidity of a swamp when I descended into the cool comfort of Mollies.  Slithering onto my barstool perch, I threw Barbarella the wanton look that translated into a double […]

> September 22, 2012 / , , ,

A Man’s Winter of Discontent

150 years ago the approaching winter caused a deep anxiety in the hearts of men. It was the longer and harsher chill that scared them. Not the actual temperature or calendar days but rather the eternity of time to be spent indoors with time to […]

> September 16, 2012 / , , ,

“On the Bureau” with Jason Kirker

When you lay it all down on the dresser at the end of each day you can see a different picture of a mans character. The brands that talk to us can be a memoir to our daily life. This week “On the […]

> September 08, 2012 / , , , , ,

A Man and His Mechanic

Nervously I paced the waiting room. I had flipped each magazine twice with my sweaty fingers when the receptionist coolly hissed, “It won’t be long now”. I wasn’t at the maternity ward; I was dangling helplessly waiting for my car repair was done. Gringo Johnny […]

> September 01, 2012 / , , , , ,

A Man’s Way Out of Being Lost: Part 2

Barbarella slid my glass over to me and paused, “Jay, you look like you were eaten by a wolf and shit over a cliff.”  She was right; a combination of life pressures and happenings started me on the path of personal deconstruction.   Just […]

> August 25, 2012 / , , , ,

Post Apocalyptic Survival 101

I slept like a baby last night. I was curled up under layers of cotton as I drifted through my beef fuelled slumber.  When I woke this morning, I showered, popped my performance multivitamin and made a damn good cup of coffee.  Tonight […]

> August 16, 2012 / , , , ,

When to Order Shaken not Stirred

..Three measures of Gordon’s, one of vodka, half a measure of Kina Lillet. Shake it very well until it’s ice-cold, then add a large thin slice of lemon-peel.. When Sir Ian Fleming wrote Casino Royale it was 1953 and James Bond ordering a […]

> August 11, 2012 / , , , ,

A Man’s Way Out of Being Lost

There have been 7 times I have been physically and detrimentally lost on this planet in the past 20 years.  5 of those navigationally challenged situations should have concluded with an unplanned campout in the wild and the remaining 2 should have led […]

> August 05, 2012 / , , , , ,

A Lesson In Money Etiquette

As usual, for a Tuesday evening, I was a peacock propped up on a barstool at Molly’s on 3rd.  Sucking in on my Sailor Jerry’s on ice and spewing out a commentary to the bartender, a fiery pepper pot who cringes each time I […]

> July 26, 2012 / , , , ,

The Evolving Alpha Male

7lbs 4 ozs. I held my baby boy in my arms and promised to myself and him that I would be the best father. His liquid blue eyes and little fingers melted the snowball in my chest. My glossy eyes vouched for my oath […]

> July 21, 2012 / , , , ,