Category Archives: Culture

If My Feet Could Talk

When I went to see Vivet who does my nails figuring, I’d have to wait till August to get a pedicure since women’s toes are chomping at the bit, she surprised me when she said… “I’m free now.” I expected … Continue reading

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Old Levis…Old Friends

My jeans should be willed to the Smithsonian, they’re that old and tattered…sewn, stitched, patched, the original denim humbly peeking through. If they could only talk, the tales they could tell. We’ve been through a lot together, well traveled, zipped … Continue reading

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I’m a Yankee Doodle Dandy

One of my favorite all time films is, Yankee Doodle Dandy. When James Cagney, as George M. Cohan, tap dances down the White House Steps, I’m always up from my chair, tappin along with him. I make no apologizes for … Continue reading

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A Coupla Cats Sittin Around Talkin

I’m here with Pat the Cat, aka Patrick, my neighbor next door. His owner for once, knows that he’s here since he’s visiting upon request. I needed a sit down, okay on the floor, but still, with someone I could … Continue reading

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When God Speaks Through Others

I was having a bad day. There’s a quote from the film, Body Heat, when Ned, played by Bill Hurt, says…sometimes the shit comes down so heavy, I feel like I should wear a hat. It was one disappointment after … Continue reading

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Best Story of the Week…June 25

I’m in my friend’s gourmet store. He’s ordered pizza for his whole staff. A masked woman comes in, her Louis Vuitton opened with a Yorkie, that could fit in your purse, peeking out. She lowers her mask and sniffs the … Continue reading

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A Miss Understanding

I hate being called ma’am. It makes me think of my grandmother when she’d roll her stockings down to her ankles, to cool off, she’d say. It sure must have cooled off Grampa. It explained all those Miss Rheingold Posters … Continue reading

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The New Norm?

How will it be, when we’re finally let out of our cage…when every business reopens, and we can all go back to work. Will life ever be casual again? It’s interesting, the things I miss. The Gap for starters. To … Continue reading

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Tip of the Iceberg

To get off the subject of the apocalypse for a minute, I found myself chatting with King Midget about books. He’s reading the new Erik Larson on Churchill. I had said, I loved his book, Devil in the White City, … Continue reading

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I dreamt of Bill Hicks last night, a rarity these days. When he first past in 1992, he visited frequently, now not so much. He was on stage in a black hat, and all I remember was the word…REVELATIONS. I … Continue reading

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