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MORE THAN I CAN CHEW

When my unemployment ran out a couple of months ago I experienced a moment of panic, a what am I going to do now moment? I knew nothing would change right away, and I do have some savings, so I … Continue reading

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REASONS TO BE CHEERFUL

I missed posting last Tuesday because I had to work; I got a week’s worth of work at my friend Tommy’s building. I don’t particularly like the job, but since my unemployment just ran out I couldn’t really say no. … Continue reading

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NOVICE TASK RABBIT

    Three months ago I did a reading at a really cool loft in Bushwick, at the Bug House Spin. One of the women in the audience started talking to me about my story, which was about working for … Continue reading

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EXTREME PREJUDICE

  Today I went to the Realty Adjudication Board to meet with my union rep and FINALLY settle the matter of my being terminated from my job at 144 West 86th Street. The word terminated has some serious connotations, and … Continue reading

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 WHERE ARE YOU FROM?

  I finally heard from my union rep on Wednesday, after leaving a nasty message on his answering service that morning. He told me to go ahead and file for unemployment, a little bit of advice I could have used … Continue reading

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Back To Tuna

For years, at least the last ten, I made a tuna on whole-wheat sourdough sandwich, with tomatoes and jalapeño jack cheese and mayo for three days a week as either lunch or breakfast. Since being out of work for the … Continue reading

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Early To Rise

It’s raining- I can hear the occasional car’s tires on the wet pavement of Broadway down below, and in the bathroom I can hear it pinging off the vent covers on the roof, since we live on the top floor. … Continue reading

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