Tag Archives: Internet

Shoot Me, I’m Dating Online (8)

Dates have come and gone bye-bye. Let me see. One friend didn’t appreciate my letting him pay for our first several dates, whereas I thought I was allowing him to exercise his male prerogative; then there was the guy who phoned … Continue reading

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Shoot Me, I’m Online Dating (4)

Skate boarding through the chatrooms of lonely algorithms, I meet a contractor who wants to know my idea of a life-partner I text him caring, intelligent, sexy, etc. and he says wow that’s just what he’s looking for and do … Continue reading

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Orientation in Ruston with Shakespeare

I saw gangs of young people coming at me from every direction wearing blue shirts that said “Wear, Live, Think, Dream.” Luckily, they were friendly. One of the groups helped me to find the bathroom, which I sorely needed following … Continue reading

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My Own Personal Hotspot (Upcoming Readings)

For the past thirty years I have drawn the same face on napkins and in the margins of notebooks.  Why am I predisposed to the same doodle that reasserts itself on every available surface? I am fond of my doodle, … Continue reading

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Afikomen in Sterlington, Louisiana

Daffodils sprouting in bright yellow bunches always have always signaled for me spring and Passover. Matzah plays a big role here, the unleavened bread symbolic of the Jewish exodus from enslavement in Egypt about 3,300 years ago. (“Hurry up, Sadie. … 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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A Star Trek of the Stomach

(More from the Leftover Chef) My idea was to “create a brand” for myself, which is what my job club had advised. I could teach others how to get by buying next to nothing. An elevator speech unfolded before my … Continue reading

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Birth of the Leftover Chef

One afternoon before the close of the fiscal year I received a phone call. As a member of the union’s  executive team, I guessed the phone call had something to do with layoffs, an item that had been on the … Continue reading

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American Dream Sequence

It was a humzinger of a dream, baby, I dreamed it for you, baby. Gypsy Rose Lee put away your feathers. Things get muddled with interlocking conglomerates high profit on the margin kind of dreams my mother wanted me to … Continue reading

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Living Around the Bayou

Down the street, rather along Highway 165, I turned off at Cross Keys Bank to open an account and deposit a check from West End Press in payment for my trip to the Albuquerque Cultural Conference. (Maybe my life is … Continue reading

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