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Did You Hear It On NPR? Young Professionals Share What They Know Over Drinks

    Did You Hear It On NPR? Young Professionals Share What They Know Over Drinks

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles Not more than a few days ago, I was doing a bit of late-night dining and drinking in a pub in Hollywood. The theme of

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Moby Dick’s 161st: It’s Not Just About A-Whalin’

Moby Dick’s 161’s anniversary is today (not the whale’s, but the book’s). If you haven’t read this novel, I highly recommend it. It’s not just about a-whalin’, it’s about God,

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Smoke Gets In Your Eyes

JOHN BENNETT (this piece is re-posted from Bennett’s email list of Shards) My fellow American looks in the mirror and sees Hummers and drones, smart phones and I-pads. My fellow

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Lot of Choices in America

Charles Bukowski. Poet. between cold shit and warm shit. See also, Visiting Charles Bukowski’s home: a refreshing scene of carnage, drunkenness, & poetry “Like” Dear Dirty America on Facebook

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Taking Picture with Batman As Good As America Gets

ADAM MICHAEL LUEBKE Los Angeles My Libra and I took the train a couple miles over to Hollywood to go

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Let’s Look At America Without Expectations

ERIC CHAET (a so-called poem) Let’s look at America without expectations without always being shocked that it’s not like we

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Dropping Balls

Dan Rudy PORTLAND Oregon            A lottery fever grips the nation, and about as tightly as millions

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The Postmodern Jamestown

Dan Rudy  PORTLAND, OR           Driving all over the Portland area today (as work generally takes me),

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For the Common Prostitute in Your Life

Salute her, or him, like this,with a significant look: I am Walt Whitman, liberal and lusty as Nature; Not till the sun excludes

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The Psychic: Living Out the Last Hours of the American Dream

I saw my psychic today. She’s a big bitch of a fortune teller. Tall and wide with the mental capacity

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