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No water in Motown

Of all the stories we are hearing in the news lately, I’m not sure why I can’t get the water shut off’s in Detroit out of my head. 448 more words


On my way out.

Last year, one quiet evening in the late fall, I encountered an incredible asshole. I was walking the dog and at some point while I was in the vicinity of his lawn, he’d found a pile of poop in the grass. 197 more words

Opposite Day

In Praise of the Basement Painter

I found this painting in the basement laundry room of my apartment building.

There is a table there where people put out things for people to take — clothes, old computer monitors, grubby toys, plastic dishes, and stuff like that. 1,115 more words


"Just take him, I will adopt him!"

The first time I had someone say “just take him, I will adopt him” to me I was totally gobsmacked. I had no idea that this would even cross someones mind, let alone be something they would throw out as some sort of incentive. 441 more words

Animal Welfare

Waiting for the Samurai

I lived in the same apartment in Albuquerque for four years.  It became my home, and I found things to love about the city by interacting with my neighbors and by employing the time-honored tradition of front porch sitting.  986 more words


Kensington Boys with Hammers

There’s a family that recently moved into the house across the street. It’s a large Catholic family, I can’t tell if they’re Irish or Italian, but they’re Philly through and through. 225 more words

You Need to Know About Pursuit Communities

Walking south down 14th Street in the Old North neighborhood of Saint Louis takes you past the infamous Crown Candy Kitchen, where a line is likely out the door. 708 more words