Articles in the Stories and Appreciations Category

Things That Don’t Need to Be Pink or Floral
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 6 December 2010
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It amazes me that there’s a demand for making “manly” household items pink to theoretically make them more appealing to the estrogen set.

An Open Letter to All Food Trucks
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 December 2010
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I really like the idea behind what you do — a literal movable feast. But I lament the lack of pho, mini doughnut and mashed potatoes trucks.

Life Lessons from a Motorcycle Safety Course
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 1 December 2010
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A midlife crisis can be a good thing. What if it’s really a preemptive emotional turmoil meant to warn you of a dangerous stagnation in your mind, body, soul, marriage or career? A kind of idiot light blinking just before things start to seize up and you get, you know, old?

The Story of Johnny Rotten, Part 2
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 23 November 2010
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He returns with a friend, a very short guy who is dressed and made up exactly like he is — a “Mini-Me” Johnny Rotten.

The Story of Johnny Rotten, Part 1
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 22 November 2010
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“Johnny Rotten — he and the rest of the Sex Pistols, they hate each other. Can’t be in the same room together. They share a stage for an hour a night and that’s it.”

Sunday Morning at the Dog Market
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 17 November 2010
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Koreans, like people in many other Asian countries, do, from time to time, eat dogs. The practice isn’t exactly widespread, but you don’t have to look too hard to find it.

Regarding a Pair of Tattoos
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 16 November 2010
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It’s been eight years since I’ve gotten a tattoo, and the two I’ve already got are beginning to ask what’s taking so long.

To Rainer Maria: I’m Sorry, and Thanks for Everything
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 10 November 2010
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Emo started with a desire to emote and discuss more personal/poetic concepts that were less available in traditional three-chord punk. And you, Rainer Maria, understood that, even if I didn’t seem to.

Playing in Traffic with Jay Leno
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 8 November 2010
Stats: 3,936 views and 6 Comments

I have a friend whose mantra is ““If you want to get hit, go play in traffic.”” When economic recession swooped in, my husband and I decided to play in traffic — and we got hit.

Driving The Boss to Work
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Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 3 November 2010
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Bruce Springsteen broke the ice by slapping me on the shoulder and saying “Where to, young man?” I replied, “Climb on in and strap yourself down; we’re goin’ for a ride.”