Monthly Archives: February 2013

Was John’s Bargain Store a Model for WalMart?

The John’s Bargain Store I remember was located at the Soundview Avenue stop of the “IRT” line.  Soundview Avenue was an “elevated” subway stop. Rather than climbing up the stairs from an underground station, I climbed downstairs from a platform … Continue reading

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Note to Google: Honey, Not Tonight. I Have a Headache…

Don’t get me wrong. If I need to find something on the Internet, I know how to type a few keywords inside a search box. But remember those almost bygone linear search days when all we had to do was … Continue reading

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The Mustang

  I’m on vacation from Chicago and visiting my girlfriend in Louisiana. Joy and I met in college. The plan is to drive to New Orleans the following weekend for the Jazz Festival. She let me borrow her car so … Continue reading

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To One Young Enough to be in a Car Seat

Always dangle tangerine peels over your brother’s head until he agrees to roll down the window. Always keep a small house in the kitchen where ants can tell each other stories about the worms they’ve run into, a place with … Continue reading

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The Feeder of Success

A bird feeder dangles outside my kitchen window about a foot from the glass. Drinking coffee in the morning, I watch birds alight there.  They have  yellow throats, red beaks, blue wings.  Any motion is enough to scare them.  So … Continue reading

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Here’s How I Got a Job

My short story, “How I Landed a Job” appears in the Winter Solstice issue of riverbabble in cooperation with Pandemonium Press joined by outstanding Bay Area writers Sharon Coleman, Jon Sindell, Kurt Lumpkin, and Rafael Jesus Gonzalez plus others from … Continue reading

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