Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 June 2010
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In another town, in another anonymous hotel room. It doesn’t matter where because they’re all the same anyway: floral bedspreads with who knows what kind of history embedded in them.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 15 April 2010
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Your neighborhood record store is operated not by a surly, disengaged elitist, but by someone who chose art over commerce. You should give them your business.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 7 April 2010
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Bill Cosby was right: Kids do say the darndest things. They also say the cruelest and most twisted-est things. And they draw them. That’s me: “Grosoper,” the hairy pig-man.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 6 April 2010
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“Wishes don’t do anything,” my dad said. “If you want something, you need to make it happen yourself.” So I decided to become a fortune teller.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 2 March 2010
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In August 2001 I became the movie critic for a daily newspaper, despite the fact that I didn’t know from German Expressionism and had no special love for “Citizen Kane.”
Posted in Seattle on 11 February 2010
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I have a dedicated home office, where lives a rustic Dell and two cats engaged in an endless screaming match. But if I actually want to get a lot of work done, I pack up and head to the nearest coffeehouse.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 9 February 2010
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For about five years during the 1970s, a square mile of earth in Hollywood, CA., centered around North Fairfax Avenue between Beverly and Melrose, saw an amazing confluence of people passing through.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 26 January 2010
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I still can’t wrap my brain around the fact that I will be working on a cruise ship sailing around the Hawaiian islands for the next five months. I give thanks, thinking that somewhere an out-of-work actor is waiting tables and a patron is threatening to get him fired.
Posted in One Million Watts on 9 December 2009
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In the midst of this holiday season, many people get panicked at the last minute. This is when consumers are especially susceptible to a subtle yet effective selling technique. Resist, if you can, the Sullivan Head Nod.
Posted in Stories and Appreciations on 1 December 2009
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Like so many little girls, I was bedazzled by the world of figure skating. I braved the cold rink at 5 a.m. to jump and spin until I dizzy and disoriented. Finally, I got a chance to join an ice show — without the actual ice.