Monthly Archives: August 2006

What’s Playing At The Roxy?

When most folks learn that I once lived above a McDonald’s the reaction is almost always one of these: “Really?  How could you stand the smell?” and “How awful, did you hate it?”  The truth is, I didn’t hate it.  … Continue reading

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I’m Sorry, But Are You Just As Totally Confused As I Am?

Pluto may not be a planet. So I learned that the stupid mnemonic device in grammar school : My Very Educated Mother Just Served Us Nine Pickles no longer is valid. Mercury Venus, Earth, Mars, Jupiter, Saturn, Uranus, Neptune…but no … Continue reading

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Mental Health Days and No Phone Calls, Please!

Once again I am at that weird mental place where there are circuses and carnivals and parades and everyone’s enjoying the festivities…but me.  Oh sure, there’s some cotton-candy memory and a vividly terrifying roller coaster somewhere in the recesses of … Continue reading

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Just Dropping In:

Imagine my surprise when I opened my front door yesterday evening to find, Fifi standing there.  Like a boomerang, Fifi (at least we call her that) is back up north from Florida and decided to drop by.  I was completely … Continue reading

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Magical Potions For All That Ails You

We’ve come a long way from the homeopathic remedies our Hispanic grandmas used to fix from weeds and herbs and spices.  Thanks to a government that’s eager to push pills, and medical breakthroughs, we’ve pretty much invented a “pill for … Continue reading

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What Policemen Don’t Want Little Girls To Know:

  Daughters, There’s crime.  It exists in every form, every day, at any time.  It gnaws at the weak and makes zombies real.  It brings good people to lie, to cheat, and to steal.  That’s why it is always inside … Continue reading

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I Hate It When This Happens…

I wake up from an unusually odd dream only to find that my waking life is a nightmare.  Does this happen to you?  Well, this morning, my day began with a frantic phone call from Carlos telling me that he … Continue reading

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