Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Orleans Grapevine.

It is like seeing an old friend after years apart. Returning to the place that made me fall in love with New Orleans in an irrevocable way. It has been what? Three years? Five? Dining at my favorite place in … Continue reading

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Fashion demands sacrifice.

6-19-15 So what if it is June in New Orleans, and it is over 90 degrees and the humidity level is as high as an elephant’s eye. It is the first night of the first annual (presumably) Snake Oil Festival, a … Continue reading

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I do the work of three people, one third as well as could.

It has been a stressful week at the Robot Farm (where we farm for robots, not where robots farm). We are reaching mid year at the end of this month, and our benevolent corporate overlords are “urging” us to “make … Continue reading

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My work is cock blocking my work.

I haven’t been writing as much as I used to. I’ve been feeling like a fraud, which doesn’t help. My creative mind has been smothered by the analytical for so long now (damn you robot farm, where we farm for … Continue reading

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Young Narcissism

I’m not qualified to offer a direct opinion on the latest theory that too much praise engenders narcissism  in the young. I can offer the proven counter proposal that neglect and harassment in fair measure can serve to make a … Continue reading

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Cleanliness

Today there was another flash of cleverness here at the Robot Farm (where we farm for robots, not where robots farm). Its vulgar, but that is to be expected. “We shave our heads, because it makes for easy clean up … Continue reading

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contemplative smoking still beats vaping any day

6-6-15 As I sit here and enjoy a cigar and a nice glass of wine on my front stoop ( it is too small to be considered a porch, or even a Porsche) and reflect upon this days accomplishments, there … Continue reading

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MARPH!

6-6-15 You see the strangest things when driving around. Yesterday, I saw a license place that read “MARPH”. Which is exactly what da dog with a speech impediment would say. (MARPH!……..MARPH MARPH MARPH) It wasn’t a dog that was driving, … Continue reading

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Heimliched

You know about it, you might have even done it, or at least made jokes about it. But on this day, June the 1st in  1974, Henry Jay Heimlich published his “Heimlich maneuver” in the Journal of Emergency Medicine. The article was called … Continue reading

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