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1982 – The Button – Doodle n’ Skit

John: But what? Gus: But what, what? John: What does it do? Gus: It’s the button… John: I can see that. Gus: It’s not that… but the… John: ‘The’ what?  Gus: The button. Yea. It’s not the height of wit but I had fun doodling it out….

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 3.9 – Oregon Hill

“In the ghetto! The ghetto…” Sam sang out distunefully as we rounded a corner. Before us stood an arcane array of tarnished two-story homes, whose quaint porches seemed deceptively inviting. Like a lure for fools. We’d been to Richmond many times but had never been this…

Musings on Fate

I didn’t even feel it. It was a perfect storm of can’t be bothered. Such a rich and vibrant symphony of haphazard bric-a-brac…culminating in the scalpel-like edge of a broken mirror finding its coda as it collided with my calf. It was but a…

Gimp Chronicles – Mirrors and Doom

I might post a pic of the mishap just to let it sink in. How damn dangerous broken mirrors can be.

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 3.8 – A Good Egg

People like Leo always made me reevaluate my line of work. He was so genuinely thrilled by every nook and cranny of the ‘forgotten borough;’ Waxing on and on about the architecture of the Conference House where Lord Howe had met with Franklin to…

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 3.7 – ‘Good food and good work…’

  I was sated. I was oversated. So much so that I felt one with the deep brown leather of the recliner that I was occupying. We were two stuffed amorphous things merged as one. Like some sort of gluttonous first world yin-yang circle….

The Sketch of Sam Monroe – Chapter 3.6 – Feijoada

Image Credit My hell was abruptly ended by a loud, “Senhor!” A tall, Latin-looking fellow, seeming to be somewhere in his mid-thirties was standing directly in front of me. “May I help you?” “Yes, you are Senhor Baird, am I correct?” “Sure, but don’t tell…