Archive | November, 2010

The Veiled Crusader

18 Nov

Hustle and bustle characterize Monday mornings on the train.  The whole phenomenon is intriguing: Hundreds of riders heading to various destinations sharing the same air in intimate proximity — doing all they can to maintain a sense of personal space.

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Brian!

18 Nov

A man enters the train, talking loudly on his cellphone.  He is bespeckled, rolling a suitcase and obviously oblivious to the fact that on his left pocket, on a sticker in bold capital letters, the name Brian is scrawled.

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Tastes Like Chicken

17 Nov

My neighbors have a pet rooster.  And about a dozen pet chickens.  I discovered this about a month ago, when I saw them scattered out throughout the yard—squawking and walking that peculiar walk that sends their heads lurching forward and their bodies following sluggishly behind.

I watch them with mingled sympathy and condescension.  Poor stupid creatures, I think as I watch them strut about, pecking at this and that.  Do they not know of the reason for their presence?  Are they not aware that a dreaded and horrible death lies ahead?

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Wade Gets Pinked: Why Jones Had to Act Now

9 Nov

Now that the Rangers are no longer available to distract us, Jones had to do something to salvage the legacy of America’s team.

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Cheating Time

9 Nov

The alarm barked with anger as 5:00 flashed scarlet. With a long yarn and a muffled swear, I reluctantly scampered across the cold hardwood floor to heed  its warning and begin my race against time.

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Sustaining Buzz

3 Nov

Michael Jackson’s scarecrow rendition of “You Can’t Win” echoed through my mind today as my thoughts fell on the Ranger’s World Series’ loss.  The song is the evil mantra that keeps knocking Texas teams a hair shy of glory.

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Battle of the Box Office Bandits

3 Nov

We last left our aging hero in the gutter, abandoned by  fans for a new-wave of rental providers–providers that were swifter, more convenient and less expensive. Dismayed by the new arrivals, Blockbuster seemed unable to adjust to the New World Order: Anchored to its old model of renting, the company quickly sank into oblivion. This holiday season, however, things are turning around.

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