THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA by Chris Damitio
I like my country. I like the land and I like the people. I know it is quite in vogue right now to bash America, point out all her flaws and weaknesses, but there are a lot of really great advantages to living here. I mean basically, you can decide what and who you would like to be. If what you’re doing isn’t making you happy, you can quit. Figure out what makes you happy and then find a way to make your living doing it. I ‘ve noticed that all the people I know with happy, satisfying lives have done just that. Maybe not always consciously, but look around. I bet most of the happy people you know are doing whatever it is that makes them happy. Doesn’t that make sense? Somebody wants to pay you for whatever you like doing. You just need to do it. Which reminds me of my one piece of hatemail. Don’t forget , all hatemail will be read. Heres the letter:
ramblin man huh? You are not worthy to bear the name of
the allmans greatest song ever. I hate you. why would you
call yourself that. Of all the names in the world. Why……..?
#1 allmans fan.
Thank you for the hatemail. It’s my first and I’m very excited about it! Now, Why a Ramblin Man? It’s a question I’ve been asked many times. It has nothing to do with the Allmans, more with my penchant for random discourse and homelessness. I never called anyplace home before moving to Fairhaven.
Fairhaven by Chris Damitio
I absolutely love where I live. Mountains, coastline, lakes, streams. The natural beauty is incredible, but everybody knows that. I love where I live. I live in Fairhaven
About 100 years ago, what is now called Bellingham was made up of Whatcom, Bellingham, Sehome, and Fairhaven. Fairhaven was a swinging litttle boomtown. Brothels, bars, and hotels lined the streets, including the fanciest hotel that had ever been built in the Pacific Northwest, The Fairhaven. Mark Twain and William Howard Taft both stayed there.It was all in anticipation of Fairhaven becoming the terminus for the Northern Railroad, but the railroad never came. But that wasn’t the end.Fairhaven remained distinct as a home to adventurous spirits and free thinkers. In the 1950’s, 60’s and 70’s Fairhaven was a natural gathering place for the beat generation, hippies, protesters, and intellectuals. The Canadians turned back fleeing progressive youth who settled here. Sure, it’s a little “gift shoppy” these days, but wait til’ the Cruise Industry comes!
Coast Gaurd ships and even the Rainbow Warrior have already graced our little town. Fairhaven has everyting but a disco, an auto parts store, and a music shop for cd’s and music. Would someone please open those three business’s?
. Here is my promised review of a few places:
1) Bob’s burgers and brew-huge burgers and fries. Bukowski-like bar and regulars. Fantastic Sunday Brunch. A little spendy, but good.**1/2
2)Skylarks has great atmosphere and tasty food. ****
3)Winns has the best butterscotch shakes in town.Cheap and not corporate!***1/2
4)The Chat Noir is the classiest joint in town!****
and I had another *** for The Daily Wrap, but I see they are closed. What a bummer. I think it happened because they raised the price of their basic black bean and rice wrap.Add The Daily Wrap to my list of auto parts, music, and disco.