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February 2011

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life, People

There’s a place between Namibia and New York called Monotonyville. It’s not a charming little town; there’re no “hot spots” that one must check out. In Monotonyville, there are no quaint inns, no interesting residents, and no entertainment of any sort….

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(previously posted on Vox 10/11/09) “According to the pain is the gain” — Rabbi Ben Hei Hei In the Karate Kid, as Daniel’s bully struggles to stand, his coach clucks, “No pain, no gain,” and ever since that day I’ve…

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At around dinnertime, I’d like to conjure the ghost of Wallace Stevens, and ask him a few questions. I can’t think of a better ghost to meet, and discuss life and the poetic mind. Though I have tried contacting other…

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I recently read an article about a Japanese man who has spent approximately $16,000 on plastic dolls for companionship over the past decade: I was feeling a little sorry for the guy (as in “He’s pathetic!”), until he said that…

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Jimmy the Greek


(previously posted on Vox on 12/1/09) Jimmy the Greek sells bagels, gyros, sodas and chips from a truck in front of my office building. Every morning from nine to three, Jimmy’s truck is stationed on MLK Jr., Blvd. Rain. Snow. Sleet….

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The Decision Fairy


The Decision Fairy lives on the same street as Santa Claus and Jesus, and like them, if you call on her, she makes life-changing decisions. Word on the street is that she’ll make up to twenty-five decisions a day for each…