Monthly Archives: September 2009

christmas season at the office max

we stop at the Office Max for ink for mo sheppo’s printer. (i know how the relatives of heroin users feel, watching their loved one go once a week in search of another costly fix.) that’s not unusual. what IS … Continue reading

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just another day at the office

photo courtesy of arizona republic (although they don’t know it) i work at a job where on a good day we open the blinds a little so  we can see the winos as they pass out in the grass in … Continue reading

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minimalism and me

i read in the nyt today that men’s earrings are back. which means i am again out of fashion. when earrings were not in fashion, i was riding the wave. i heartily embraced not wearing an earring. mostly i support … Continue reading

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why i never had kids

i can’t help it if i don’t feel so good. — james taylor —— part 1: a well-meaning co-worker asks my wife, “why didn’t you ever have kids?” part 2: gossie comes back from dinner. it’s a crazy busy night … Continue reading

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watching a car crash

Lucy at the gym She’s there every time I go, and I don’t go that often, so she must live at the gym I stare at her ribs they show through the spandex Her little legs are working, she’s going … Continue reading

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finding the perfect running shoes

someday i hope to find the perfect running shoes. but the chances of stumbling across a pair of 10 1/2 asics banditos along the side of the road seem incredibly small. so i just continue to buy them instead. oh, … Continue reading

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bon voyage, bon iver

I am my mother’s only one It’s enough. — justin vernon our favorite musician o’ week at work is a guy who records under the name Bon Iver. Justin Vernon, his real name, is in a word brilliant. or in … Continue reading

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