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Yes, Outside

I couldn’t see the ground from my comfy easy chair, but the sky looked threatening. I asked a lady who just came in, sitting down opposite me, “Is it raining?” Her reply: “Outside? No.” Gawd, I just couldn’t resist… “Well … Continue reading

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The Ninja Man

I saw a man standing in line for coffee today who was wearing a shirt that said, “Yes, I am a ninja.” You see the problem with that? If I saw him, then it obviously isn’t true. Just sayin’.

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Nomenclature

Such disappointment. I asked for a tall Blonde, and they brought me a coffee.

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Starbucking it Idyllwild Style

I recently left behind the big city, moving to a small mountain community in Southern California. That has no Starbucks. None. As a freelance writer, Starbucks is my alter-office.  So, now what was I going to do? The answer: make … Continue reading

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Apocalyptic Evidence–It’s All Over Now

Now, yes now, I am persuaded that the world is indeed coming to an end this week   For I have just seen the first sign: a Starbucks without a single outlet for plugging in a computer.  Oh, the humanity!

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Life slice

Walking to Starbucks this morning, I passed a hat store (yes, they still exist) and, glancing in, I saw an elderly couple very slowly and precisely stepping through a series of salsa dance steps.  The shop door was open;  I … Continue reading

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Crazed Beggar Threatens Drivers, Blocks Freeway Ramp

Walking to Starbucks, as I often do in my West LA neighborhood, it’s not uncommon to see someone at a freeway ramp, making a living by holding up a cardboard sign.  And, as a relative recently told me, “panhandlers with … Continue reading

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