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Dorothy B. Hughes’ Noir

From my bedroom window I could see her standing in the moonlight.  Alone, once again. It had become somewhat of a ritual and I wondered why. Dorothy B. Hughes and I were friends since our days at the University of … Continue reading

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Marija and the Goddesses

It was bumper to bumper traffic on the L.A. freeway and I was listening to Neil Diamond singing how “L.A.’s fine, the sun shines most the time and the feeling is laid back.” Well the sun was shining but I … Continue reading

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Lessons Learned

One month after Marie Antoinette’s head was chopped off, the Louvre Royal Palace became a museum. Artists then started going there not only to see works by the Old Masters but to copy them as well. Because imitation is a … Continue reading

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That morning the sky was bigger than usual and made me feel like exploring Tucson, the flattest town I’d ever seen. It certainly wasn’t the Tucson that Jack Kerouac wrote about. Huge asphalt parking lots and cheaply constructed buildings all … Continue reading

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Squatters and Spotters

In this phase of my reconfiguration, I’ve become a professional cake jumper. That is, I’m paid for jumping out of giant cardboard cakes covered with icing. As strange as it may seem, there are many still willing to pay quite … Continue reading

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