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NaNoWriMo and Rain

I’m ensconced in Old City. A friend helped me bring the last of the stuff yesterday and I handed in the keys. It’s been an obscenely long journey. Every minute of every day for the last six months has been spent planning and adding and subtracting and agonizing over every new story from the financial [...]

The Keys

I crossed off a lot of things from my To Do list today. Change addresses. Research movers. Rewrite budget. Buy condo. Done. And not a moment too soon. This was supposed to close in October, closes instead on the eve of Thanksgiving. Maybe I should be thankful. Maybe I should be happy. But I’m so [...]

You Are So Rude!

I’m not a delusional Pollyanna who believes anything anyone does that’s unpleasant is just some way a result of their being misunderstood, but the pat few days I’ve been exposed to the greatest show of rudeness I’ve ever witnessed in my life. This is what happened. Now, I’m moving. My current CRT TV set is [...]

Dear Coffee Shop Guy

When I pause before the counter and look up at the conveniently positioned menu, that means I’m reading it because at this very second I don’t know what I’d like to order. Please don’t ask me how you can help me, especially more than once and stare at me to morph into something non-human. Isn’t [...]

Day & Age

Thanks, you guys. You have impeccable timing.  Rolling Stone gave it a good review, but it’s not like Rolling Stone really matters. I love these guys, no matter what they do. They are perfect for a life that’s continuing to get more and more complicated.

This Is Unbearable!

“It makes me wanna die,” Time Wheeler sings on Ash’s “Cherry Bomb” from Free All Angels. I think he meant it in a good way, though. I don’t. I really wanna die right now. This is the most obscene thing I’ve ever done and that closing had better go through Tuesday or else. Thanks for [...]


My life is slowly being cased away into cardboard boxes and I can’t take it anymore. Closing is Tuesday Ths time they must be able to close since I have nowhere to go with just a holiday between me and homelessness. It’s the perfect storm because next weekend is a holiday weekend and everyone knows [...]

From Across the Border

It’s like Al Pacino said in The Godfather and George Costanza said in an episode of “Seinfeld”, “Every time I think I’m out, they pull me back in.”  I was minding my own business. I was helping a friend shop. I saw a familiar face from work and I talked to him and then you [...]

This Is The Gist Of It

From the New York Times: To the Editor: As a Massachusetts Democrat who is ecstatic about the election of Barack Obama, I never expected to side with Mr. Romney and disagree strongly with President-elect Obama’s first major policy push. Our country’s economic health is not going to thrive in the long term by supporting an [...]

What I Wrote Yesterday

I wrote a post yesterday. It was supposed to be the rough draft to send to my Congressmen about the auto bailout. Oviously, I didn’t post it nor did I send it. You may ask, Why? Did I chicken out? Did I suddenly see the light and want to help Detroit? Not on your like. [...]

Says the Speaker

From the House: Pelosi Statement on White House Proposal on Auto Industry Washington, D.C. — Speaker Nancy Pelosi issued the following statement today on the Bush Administration’s proposal to use money allocated for building fuel-efficient vehicles to aid the automobile industry: “The President’s proposal would unwisely divert money urgently needed for modernization of the U.S. [...]

26,000 Words

I’m over the halfway point in my NaNoWriMo novel. Considering my obscene work schedule, schoolwork, starting late and completely doing it as a last minute thing, I’m proud of myself for being a few long writing days from being done. I’ll finish this if it’s the last thing I do. I’ll get to 50,000 words [...]

Someone’s Already Said All the Good Stuff


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