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October 13, 2013 04:42PM
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October 07, 2013 05:26PM
- Dinner with a Slut
August 27, 2013 03:39PM
- I Think I'm Having a Gay
August 07, 2013 01:15PM
- Pretty Got Fat
August 06, 2013 06:46PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “zanelle and Lezlie,
thank you - for reading
between the lines
October 15, 2013 12:05AM
- “@Lunchlady: "The wrong
choice is always the simplest
October 13, 2013 05:33PM
- “My internal monologue is
way better. Very positive
admiring. The internal
October 13, 2013 04:56PM
- “Oh, damn, trig. Did I
say Kansas? I meant... Yeah, I
Kansas, you freaking
October 07, 2013 11:21PM
- “I'm always a little
amused by those who discover,
October 07, 2013 10:45PM
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If you do any amount of driving, especially in more remote parts, you get used to the sight of dead animals by the roadside.
It’s unpleasant and it’s sad, and it’s just one of those things. If you’re like me, you look away as quickly as you can. … Read full post »
There’s a part of every man that we don’t talk about much. The capacity for violence. Sudden, crashing mayhem. Letting the beast come out to play.
We’re not un-evolved creatures, no. We know right and wrong. We have control. M… Read full post »
Espadrilles: A bad ideahttp://www.espadrillesetc.com/web.php?action=men
“You need espadrilles,” declared my friend Pat, pulling me aside so I didn’t step in a wad of gum on the sidewalk.
“What’s an espadrille?” I asked. … Read full post »
See? He was a white guy.http://www.newsbiscuit.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/01/jesus.jpg
They talk these days ‘bout Chinese banks
And US debts and Hollywood skanks
Arabs are mad, Afghan war’s gone bad
Another human bomb in Baghdad
But that all do… Read full post »
A pleasant, quiet patio lunch with my dear friend Penny was invaded by a half dozen noisy and opinionated women.
Penny was considering the pros and cons of accepting an overseas job opportunity, and required some career advice. I was happy to oblige. We discussed the… Read full post »
Sometimes, I’ll admit, it’s fun irritating people. On occasion, I’ll do it on purpose, purely for my own perverse entertainment.
The supercilious waiter at the snooty restaurant obviously enjoyed his 8 minute pharyngeal monologue on the glories of the lunc… Read full post »
I don’t listen to my married friends anymore when they complain about their sex lives. I just tune out and think of less boring things, such as Jay Leno jokes, the speeches of Senator Harry Reid, or the décor in my accountant’s office.
In fact, I refuse&n… Read full post »
“I don’t know what to say,” said Marianne gazing upon it, as the warm light of the golden hour streamed in my apartment window.
“Magnificent, isn’t it?” I asked with pride.
“Why did you want me to see this?” she countered, meeting my eyes.
&ldquo… Read full post »
Photo by Judd Patterson http://www.manataka.org/Raccoon%20Tongue%20Out.jpg
Look at the funny man
You can look, but don’t go near
He gets enraged when we appear
His wrath could be quite severe
So, sit silent with me here
And watch the funny man
Watch, ch… Read full post »
Photo credit “Coffee Frownie Face”: http://businessturnaround.blogs.com/business_turnaround/images/coffee_frownie_face_1.jpg
I went dowwwn to the Staples
Had verses on my mind
Pushed through the crowwwd at Staples
Cashier was quick and kind
You know a writing ma… Read full post »
Bernard is a friend and occasional mentor of mine, who has a big house and big land in western New Jersey. He earned the house and land by working diligently and quietly for a big company for many years, gritting h… Read full post »
A re-post from January, 2009 - in honor of Dr. Spudman 44, baseball writer.
It’s the wrong time for me. It’s all wrong. My legs feel weak, and my arms. My heart is hammering and I don’t think I’m seeing well. I don’t bel… Read full post »
ManTalkNow sat on the gurney, shifting uncomfortably, his face broadcasting sullen defiance.
“Is this thing really necessary?” he asked, shrugging to indicate the straitjacket that confined him.
The editorial therapist didn’t reply immediately, responding i… Read full post »
Apple wants us to iChat. Skype wants us to make video calls. Cisco is targeting the corporate market, doing product placement for their telepresen… Read full post »
Click here for Part One: Blood and Trust http://open.salon.com/blog/man_talk_now/2010/07/05/blood_and_trust
I hesitated before violating Mariam’s privacy, but not for long.
She was 19 years old, ha… Read full post »
“You want a detective, Sam. I’m not a detective,” I said.
Samuel Melik didn’t reply to my objection. He ignored me, ran his hand distractedly over his white hair, rose fro… Read full post »
I hadn’t planned to disrobe in public. In my defense, I was under doctor’s orders to do so.
Cape Town in the summer can be electric. It’s sunny and hot and dry, and the city hums a little with the wind off the Atlantic. … Read full post »
“I need your help with something else,” Jen said, as we finished assembling her new bookcase.
“And you will have it,” I replied. My Dad had frequently impressed upon me the singular satisfac… Read full post »
One of the major irritants of modern life is people doing things for which they are not certified or qualified. Medical care in this country may be expensive, but the quality is generally good, thanks to stringent certification standards and regulatory oversight. Home… Read full post »
“So I’ve decided to have an affair,” she said, eyeing me over the lip of her martini glass.
“Go on…” I replied, motioning to the waiter. Fo… Read full post »
Back in the 1940s, my grandfather built a little cottage on a little lake in the forest. It’s different there. It’s where I go when I want some slow. … Read full post »
There’s a lady named Stellaa who blogs here on Open Salon. You probably know her. She’s a very good writer, and is well-liked. She has a natural feel for the medium. Stellaa posts about politics, current events, food and even odd, silly things… Read full post »
Men, are you tired of being bested in the workplace, in the locker room and in your own home? Have you had it with being pushed around by others? Well, it’s time to take action. It’s… Read full post »
I consider myself a thoroughly modern fellow. I’m young enough to be comfortable with novel things, and old enough to have visited many of the world’s odder nooks and crannies. So when Leen… Read full post »
INTERIOR – PRESIDENT OBAMA’S OFFICE – LATE AFTERNOONThe President is alone, reading from a thick file folder. His secretary informs him, via intercom, that h
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