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Hot and Cold Running

      Impresario Steve Wynn was not easy to satisfy. Big leading to bigger was only a beginning between more to come. But, he was temporarily satisfied so far. The view from the penthouse suite atop his ground-breaking Mirage … Continue reading

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Banh Mi Me To The End Of The Line

  The 148th version of the Columbus Day Parade in San Francisco started out from Fisherman’s Wharf under a muddle of grey clouds that mimicked slate smeared by an eraser. The forecast called for a gradual clearing by the time the … Continue reading

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The Wrong Hand Wiping

A priest and a rabbi walked into a bar and took off their sporty coats. One scratched the itchy back of the other. Neither had to bow or scrape to get it done, but both did for old times sake. … Continue reading

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Lacking Empathy

     A broken light shining in my eye made me wince. There was no evidence of harmony to speak of so I was supposed to have nothing to say. Fractured glass was crunching underfoot and the fine tuning was … Continue reading

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Another Large Load For Disposal

     I was feeling quasi-vaguely out of sorts. A trumpet was playing out of tune and a crosscut saw was ripping. Heartbreaking symptoms included headache, neuritis, pseudo-neuralgia. Indigestion lurked liked flames licking on the fringe of Mars. None of … Continue reading

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Sure Thing

     In a recent revelation extracted from secretly coded research and shared definitively by a peeping Tomasina on the infallible Internet, it became somewhat clear that the possibility existed at some point, and at some time, to be potentially … Continue reading

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Sizzling Pork

      The day that had started out in a fog, then rained, dripped, drizzled, and fizzled, turned surprisingly warmer. Then the heat rose, dipped, ebbed, simmered, stewed. I sweated right through my protective layers that failed me one … Continue reading

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Flame Throwers

     Back in the day before media went mass, and the big time religious shows were able to shock and awe with no more than local actors, amateur comedians and clowns, stupid pet tricks, wacky costumes, scripted melodramas, flashy pyrotechnics, … Continue reading

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Mop Head

      As I was saying just the other day, or close enough, to my friend the Unpaid Internet Content Provider, after an interruption, “As I was saying…” “Wait.” “I can’t wait.” “Hold on.” Is the misdirected pause that … Continue reading

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Carrying The Load

      I was trying in the normal course of repelling adverse events to maintain an alliance between concentrated eyes and spine while laughing my ass off in a tight defensive mode when something in my neck popped. And … Continue reading

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