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Aah, three-day weekend, how you taunt me. When I want you, I can never get you. When I want to immerse myself in work, you are there insisting. When I want to run off with a girl for a couple days? Oh, we can’t spare you… I’m getting by, still getting used to being alone. […]

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Fine, just fine. March 1 brought change to my life. My relationship with Rain changed forever. We have friend-zoned each other. I think this is going to be fun. I make light, but it hasn’t been exactly easy. For the last six years she’s been on the edge of every thought. Everything I do I […]

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Yesterday was not my best day. Money shenanigans from “friends” started the day. Small loans over the course of the month earn me bus passes from the indigent. When it came time for “the envelope please,” they are nowhere to be found. While scrambling to set up and pay for new bus passes, I get [R

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After spending the morning doing grown-up stuff, errands, chores, I found myself in need of soda pop and cerebral amusements. While fetching the refreshments, I crossed paths with Sister. She’s been a constant companion and best friend lately. She’s also been going through a rough time. Losing Sandy the dog and

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Uncle Cliffy was giving me the eye. Did I have a giant zit in my forehead? Coke booger? “What?” “Did you know that the average male penis is six inches long?” he asked. Before I could affirmate, he continued, “And the average woman’s vagina is eight inches deep. That’s over 150 mile

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Tap tap tap. My Sister was knocking. “Come in.” She entered my room, pulling on a vapor pen. “I didn’t charge my pen yesterday. If you want to charge this up and take it to work with you…?” “Sure! Thanks.” She handed me the pen, I took a pull. I felt a wave of warmth […]

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“Sunny, with winds 20-30 MPH, temperatures in the 40s.” It’s a beautiful day in Portland, Oregon. My health is good, attitude partly cloudy. Work has been its usual stress, nothing much to report. The Nightclub Store is quiet, with the hotel closed and the bar being remodeled after the fire. I’ve bee

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They say everything happens for a reason. I remind myself of that when I get delayed. There’s a good chance it will work out for the best. So when I hurried to do laundry this morning, I should have known better and just ‘got there when I got there.’ The lady at the Candy Store […]

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I am just a cowboy in the psychedelic rodeo. I remind myself each day how blessed I am. As the years tick off and the end approaches, I wonder if this is the last stop? Will I come back somewhere else in time, hopefully the future? I kinda doubt it; this sorta feels like a […]

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I’m surprised I’m not seeing little piles of gluteus maximus all over downtown. I almost froze my ass off last night. I texted Dr T; “If Giggles is still there, tell him I’m gonna punch him in the head if he’s late tonight. We had to sit almost two hours to catch the last and […]

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It was a four-hour shift. I spent almost that long at the bus stop. It was spitting snow when I left the house. By the time Southie left the West End Store, a white blanket covered the intersection. By the time I got off work, YakTrax were required, and there were no buses or MAX […]

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Ice storm!Snowmageddon!Close the schools! It’s the end of times! SPOILER ALERT: I survive. In fact, I came out of it pretty good. We haven’t had a real winter for a couple years, so Mother Nature is making up for it in spades. The past week hosted non-stop sub-freezing temperatures, and the past few days have [&

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I had a feeling the day would be atypical when I saw the Heavy Duty fire truck driving the wrong way up the Avenue. I was coming out of the office with my cash drawer, ready to start a swing-shift at the Nightclub Store. I followed my early routine, getting my shift’s accoutrements together. People […]

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I’m not much for holiday songs, but this ditty came out during my teen years and I felt the urge to revisit. George wasn’t my favorite Beatle, but he was one of the top four. He also did an ode to constipation that I will put up at the end, if I can find it. […]

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I arrived at the Waterfront Store just as Uncle Cliffy came out of the back office with my till. “I’ll take that,” I said. I took the cash register drawer from him and went into the employee office. Mrs Brady was working with me. Wednesday is freight day, so I have a helper. Since she […]

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“Payday’s not until Friday. I’m sorry.” I handed Mizelle a Skittles bag containing $5 in nickels. I put another $4 in singles on top of that. “To save embarrassment at the cash register.” Mizelle and I were on our way to buffet, and it was just like old times. I wasn’t quite that br

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…But it comes! I have most of the stuff I really need. I have a lot of stuff I want, or can get it without much effort. What I’ve wanted this year are not material goods. Peace in my soul and mind cannot be bought. While not in distress, I’ve felt better mentally. I need […]

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I was the first awake in the house. I skipped shaving. It’s Christmas and Sunday, for Chrissakes. Besides, I am on a mission. I scooped up socks, stripped my bed. Stuffed an energy drink and fresh trash liner into the duffel bag, and loaded it into the granny cart. Off to the light rail and […]

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I woke up this morning, not wanting to move. Laying there for 45 minutes did nothing for my mood, so I got up. As I shaved, I felt life creeping back. By the time I came out of the bathroom, I was almost ready to skip and jump! Lately, life has been a rollercoaster ride. […]

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My phone was ringing at 8 AM. Whoever on the line better be ready for an outburst. I don’t do morning, as Rain says. “Hi, this is the electrician with REACH, we’d like to come take a look at your bathroom. Would an hour be okay?” “Of course, but knock twice at least. We are […]

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Multnomah County Library is always coming through for me. Being low of budget and even lower in patience when it comes to finding new music, I was thrilled to hear that the Rolling Stones have a new blues album out. While it isn’t on the shelf in hard copy, I can stream it to my […]

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It’s been awhile since I had three days off in a row. I think it was starting to show. Because of finances, I jump on any shift I can get, as long as it starts after 9 AM. (I’m getting old, getting up earlier, but don’t call before noon east coast time. Standards!) I feel […]

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Luna, the newest family member, is queen of the backyard. She lives amongst the blackberry bushes, pulls up small trees, and of course dreams of the day she actually catches a squirrel. We have developed an open-door policy. If she wants to go out, we let her. Bathroom accidents are virtually non-existent, and to call [R

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People often ask how I can tolerate working with the public? It’s not easy, but 99 out of 100 people are nice and just want their Twinkies or whatever. However, out of a thousand people, that leaves ten assholes. Sounds like a proper ratio. I have been training new workers. I preach tolerance, but there […]

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It’s true, there’s nothing like the unconditional love of a dog. There has almost always been a dog in my life, and not on purpose. As an adult, I couldn’t justify taking responsibility for another life when I couldn’t control my own. And I’m too selfish. But, others have dogs, and like childre

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2016 has been one hell of a rough year, and it’s not over yet. Mrs Brady died last night. Damn. (Florence Henderson, not my Mrs Brady. She works at the weed store across from Rain’s.) I have lost friends, and mortal luminaries from the music and video world have gone to the great beyond. So […]

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When I get the combination just right, reality looks like this. Happy Fried Day, everybody!

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I’m cold. I grew up in Sandy, Oregon, 25 miles from downtown Portland and about 50 miles to Mt Hood, elevation 978 feet. (Give or take. Dad always called it “a thousand feet.”) It was colder than sea level, but hardly arctic. Growing up a fat kid, cold didn’t bother me. I never believed in […]

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How was work? Oh, just another night in the funhouse. http://www.kgw.com/news/local/night-four-of-trump-protests/351279890 This was life around the Nightclub Store. The evening started quietly, but halfway through lunch I heard the helicopters, and then the jeers. Yup, we’re doing it again. I had my store key on a lan

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I’m so sick of politics. Part Three. Since the election, Trumpers have been walking around gloating, and the HRC camp (under-forty) are pissed and rioting in the streets. (“Voicing their opinion” as they call it.) Opinions are like assholes, and downtown has been full of opinions since the election. I just

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