Monthly Archives: September 2013

Sparky (The Waiting Room, pt. 3)

He had a way out of the small backyard. The man didn’t know or if he did he didn’t care. During the day the neighborhood was mostly people free. The dogs gathered in places, a particular tree, a certain bush. … Continue reading

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Ms. Mystery (The Waiting Room pt. 2)

Thin slices of pork crackled in the cast iron skillet, one of the few items she had liberated from her parent’s house the day she left. She scooped a cup and a half of dried dog food into Sparky’s bowl. … Continue reading

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Jay-Bow 37: The Waiting Room

“Jay-Bow 37?” the man said but he pronounced it wrong and Jay-Bow wasn’t in any mood to let it slide so instead of standing up and moving toward the white door the man held open with his back he raised … Continue reading

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Sikh and Destroy?

With yet another mindless attack on a Sikh, this time in Harlem, I am once again forced to consider the grotesque failure of basic human decency by my fellow Americans. Since the September 11 terrorism, the Sikh community has endured … Continue reading

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Jim Blaylock

May I call you Jim? We’ve never met and yet there is that feeling that calling you Mister, or James, just wouldn’t feel right. I don’t feel that easy familiarity with just any writer. It would have been Professor Tolkien … Continue reading

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Left To My Own Devices

I once taught English in Japan; something that didn’t last long, due to some extenuating circumstances beyond my control. I did enjoy my time there, however, as it was easily the most “foreign” foreign country I’d ever spent time exploring. … Continue reading

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Banana Wrapper

These days it’s the little things which trigger contemplation. I used to think big thoughts, worrying about the cosmos, the nature of the gods, the baggage retrieval system at Heathrow Airport. I’d struggle and wrestle with unanswerable questions, like a … Continue reading

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