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A further note on Walmart and profound unfunniness ~

I made a Walmart trip tonight. The store is deserted at about 10 p.m., so I’ve been going pretty late. When I checked out, the clerk spun the bag carousel around a couple of times to make sure we had everything loaded in my cart. 213 more words


This Machine Can Only Swallow Money

Below is an off-the-cuff rendering of (well, a part of)  R.E.M.’s The Sidewinder Sleeps Tonite. It is one of my faves off their “Holy Gossamer Wings WTFBBQ This Album Is Saving My Life!!!” 109 more words

Behind The Music

A Series on Mood: Ennui

But what is ennui
Except for wistfulness and
General malaise


The Walmart Syndrome and kitchen anthropology ~

Today I went to Bed Bath & Beyond to buy an apple corer. I left with seventy-two dollars’ worth of stuff. After doing a double-take at the checkout counter, I finally accepted something I knew all along was true: Part 2 of The Walmart Syndrome applies to more than just Walmart. 952 more words


Fall Is Upon Us - How Not To Get Sick This Winter

Even in Los Angeles, the evenings are relatively cooler.  ‘Tis the season for colds, coughs, sniffles and flu.  Three people in the last 10 days have mentioned to me that they have had a cough that would not go away.   367 more words

Review: 'Woman in Mind' a comedy about middle class malaise

Prolific playwright Sir Alan Ayckbourn isn’t exactly a household name in America, and his plays aren’t done here very often, but in England, he’s been a solid, dependable scriptsmith for more than 50 years. 477 more words


Keeping that Fire in the Belly Feeling

I’ve been mentoring a company founder who is very disturbed to find her normally abundant energy flagging. The 18-month-old business has experienced a lot of external obstacles and has also not been properly funded, so it’s especially hard to keep slogging on. 618 more words