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Month: October 2007

Novelist, Essayist, (Recovering) Journalist

Sudden-onset Nasal Implosion

I really think the above should be a diagnosis. Can’t you just see Angie Harmon looking at the cold corps of a murder victim with no face and then looking up when the woman that looks like Oprah says, “It wasn’t blunt-force trauma to the face. Sudden-onset Nasal Implosion.” So the other night, I went…
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The Anti-Starbucks Effect.

When I lived in Austin, Texas, I had my first exposure to Starbucks. And I must say, I was an elitist. If I couldn’t get my cup of coffee from some kid with a nose ring, I wasn’t drinking coffee. I was the epitome of the “anti-Starbucks” movement. To understand how difficult this is, you…
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ComBiteme

ComCast is not ComCastic. On its best day, it’s ComAcceptible. Today, alas, for the fourth day since moving into my new apartment 16 days ago, I’ve been saddled with non-working service. This time, digital phone service that has quit working quite inexplicably. Previously over the last two weeks, the cable has been deleted from their…
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