Behind the Music: Marcus Blanda

As a punk band from Tampa we were treated like kicked sand— a nuisance and a bother to be brushed aside or shoved off the stage as fodder for mosh pit marauders and their skinhead soldiers down front—that shit happened, no lie.

A Tip

I earned an extra quarter tip once as a carhop at the Whataburger in Tampa, Florida, because I wasn’t wearing a bra...

An Excerpt from Worthy

Here around Tampa sometimes Leo and I have been on a horseback ride. We love animals and sight of hay and dirt, even if we don’t have skill for riding. Down Brandon Way, past all the supermarkets and dollar discounts and Kentucky Chicken drive-ups, there is pastures and quiet country.