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Work Is Over

A little over a year ago, my employers at my nearly-full time incredibly cushy freelance job informed me that they had no more money with which to pay me for my services. I panicked, and then decided to see if I could be my own boss while exploiting the fact that I was incredibly nerdy […]

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"A Matter of Measurements"

I was re-reading A Moveable Feast, wondering why I don’t live in Paris, and why I have to use so many words in all my sentences, when I came to my favorite part, the part where Hemingway recounts how F. Scott Fitzgerald had some issues about his…size. In the male sense of the word. Zelda […]

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Your Enemies’ Enemies

The Siren Fest was an experience. I can only describe it as Friendster Come Alive. Or perhaps: The High Points of Hipsterism: A Fashion Retrospective. Or: An Opportunity To Get A Sunburn and Wait Half an Hour to Go to the Bathroom (but that’s really any music festival, isn’t it?). Or: My T-Shirt Is More […]

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Large, Aged Lady Shoots Down Proselytizing Teens

The Mormons were out in full force the other day, trying to convert my gentrifying Italian neighborhood to their weird Jesus cult. I saw them going to work on this large, aged lady who sits outside her house most nice days with an even more aged lady I assume is her mother. The Mormons were […]

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A Trifecta of Trifectas for the Last Quarter-Year of My First Quarter-Century

On the Autumnal Equinox (which falls this year on September 22) there are exactly twelve hours of daylight and twelve hours of darkness everywhere on Earth. It is in this perfect balance of daylight and darkness that I except to experience a full-on existential crisis, otherwise known as my 25th birthday. On June 22 (the […]

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Ronald FUCK-ing Reagan: My Very First Enemy

It’s been a very eventful month. Ronald Reagan died for about half of it. Then Dick Cheney carried on his memory nicely this week by telling a Democratic Senator who questioned the fact that Cheney destroyed Iraq just so Halliburton could rebuild it to “go fuck [him]self” on the Senate floor. Committing horrible crimes that […]

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It’s Not HBO, It’s Our Neighborhood

We are slowly working our way through the current season of The Sopranos, about three weeks behind, courtesy of tapes graciously recorded by my father’s golf partner in Long Island and handed off to me in monthly visits with my parents. (“You don’t have ‘On Demand?’” scoffed one of the kids I tutor, upon finding […]

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SuperLefty Zooms Into the Late 1990’s

Hey! Look! The archives work! There aren’t that many, because Mecury was in retrograde for the last year-and-some and I was a lazy and neurotic loser, prone to starting posts, then drifting away from the computer for hours or days at a time, only to return and say, “Who wrote this? What is this angry […]

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A Weekend Like Many Other Weekends

In the midst of this weekend, I bring you the story of last weekend. It was one of those weekends that started Thursday and lasted until Monday. First, the ukulele concert I had been looking forward to attending was cancelled due to extreme illness on the part of the ukulelist. “Dammit,” I said to myself, […]

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I don’t understand

I don’t understand how HTML works. I don’t understand how the operating system of my computer works. I don’t understand why the archives on this blog do not work. I don’t understand how a bill becomes a law. I don’t understand what people of the opposite sex think, do, say or feel and why they […]

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