Monthly Archives: March 2011

Bookends

In the early days of 1978, I was working at a start-up travel magazine in Seattle. It was my first full-time job and the beginning of my publishing career. I worked in as many departments as we had – editorial, … Continue reading

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Unanswered Political Questions

Here in California, we have a voter registration designation called “decline to state.” It’s a nice option for people like me whom both political parties aggravate. All I really want are some representatives who will lead rather than lollygag, decide … Continue reading

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Bully Button Lint

That’s not a typo. It’s a reference to the detritus left over by bullies who push our buttons. Make that bullies and other kinds of emotional abusers. Be warned – this isn’t going to be one of those screeds where … Continue reading

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Death of a Skillet

My skillet died last week while I was making pancakes. This was not just any skillet. It was a Sunbeam skillet that I received as a gift when I moved into my first apartment sans roommates in November of 1978. … Continue reading

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