Monthly Archives: October 2013

The West Hollywood Tales

“If they give you ruled paper, write the other way.” — Juan Ramón Jiménez In early November 1988 the Gypsy and I were down and out just east of Beverly Hills. We had crash-landed there after a 2700-mile sojourn from … Continue reading

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Buffeted

It was a slow afternoon at the Chinese buffet, a little too late for lunch, a little too soon for Early Bird dinner. Patrons still paid the lunch price—a couple of dollars cheaper for the exact same food. The host … Continue reading

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Steering Between Scylla and Charybdis

 I am not a good man. Oh, I want to think of myself as an ethical, compassionate individual. I advocate for the poor and dispossessed. I vote for candidates who support a strong safety net for those same people. But … Continue reading

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