Monthly Archives: May 2011

Andreas Economakis

Camel Man and the Airline From Hell by Andreas Economakis Few things in life are worse than bad breath. Ever been trapped in a confined space with someone who has halitosis? I think jabbing a souvlaki stick under a fingernail … Continue reading

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War, Resistance, and the Birth of the Surveillance State

Reviewed: To End All Wars: A Story of Loyalty and Rebellion 1914-1918. By Adam Hochschild (New York: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2011). * “Neither race had won, nor could win, the War. The War had won, and would go on winning.” … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: H. L. Hix

FIRST CONFESSION FROM HARVEY OF THE PIOUS AND PATRIOTIC HIX FAMILY (After Mustafa Zvizdic) by H. L. Hix I didn’t mean to fall away. I own no whit of defiance. I am, though, afraid of everything. Others have a lucky … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: JUSTIN RUNGE

GHOST TOWN TOURISM BUREAU by JUSTIN RUNGE As one of America’s most haunted cities, we are known for feng shui. Neck kisses. Strings instead of switches. Basements here are spacious, unfinished, and full of grave flowers. Choral chambers. Nails may … Continue reading

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SATURDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: HUGH MANN

BROTHER by Hugh Mann I’m not well If you are sick I’m not rich If you are poor I can’t live If you’re not free I depend on you And you can depend on me A brother is no bother … Continue reading

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FRIDAY POETRY SERIES PRESENTS: MICAH BALLARD

NOTES FROM THE CHEMICAL OUTPOST by MICAH BALLARD Of the death of my hair I have a devoted lisp faux forgettables to fade the stragglers & concoct one with the other for more of a Pac reservoir exiled surroundings with … Continue reading

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Good News About Breast Cancer? Not So Fast …

I’ve written about cancer previously in these pages. In Against Medical Advice, I recounted what I learned when someone I loved (I called her Bonnie) was diagnosed with breast cancer. In Poisoned, I traced Bonnie’s and my efforts, once her … Continue reading

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