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Storm Damage Happy Hour

It was 2011 and the meteorologist was boisterous with his waving of arms in front of maps of loud colors and all this a backdrop to the portentous news. Snowstorm of biblical proportions, buy shovels, get your flashlights’ batteries checked. Eff off, I thought, and I bought a one-way ticket to Miami, departing in six hours. I made the flight, picked up a rental car and with barely a plan, except to drive as far south
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X in 30 Secs

Please listen with headphones *this was recorded at The Green Parrot * If you like this please find more on iTunes & http://www.xperimento.com  
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Love Child

Imagine your impression of the world, apprised from the sidewalks? Have you seen couples living on the streets? Hippies?.White folks with dreadlocks, in tie-dye clothing they’ve patched themselves. Sometimes infants bulge in papooses. Imagine you were one such child? Would you remember, in years to come, how your mother danced bare foot with ankle bracelets of bells? Would you think fondly of your father the mu
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Band Blows Up Parrot!

THIS JUST IN! Trae Pierce and the T-Stone Band blew the roof off the Green Parrot! ‘I expected to find a crater when I came back today!’ laughed John Vagnoni, co-owner/overseer of the GP, and the man with the incredible ear who selects the bands. Not a day passes he doesn’t receive CDs from hopefuls requesting to play. John must be breaking a lot of hearts. Daily mountains of submissions arrive and he has to mine for
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Camera, Lights, Divorce

In the days when I sold my first husband’s paintings we made quite the cute team. It fooled us. I easily parlayed his colorful renditions into cash with my multifarious connections. While I have no inheritance I come equipped with the ability to contact anyone. Once. Then I gotta have something to say, something to sell. I soon figured the husband was not permitted near while I was making a sale as he would inevitabl
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Glamorous as Marilyn

I’m traveling and only have access to my tiny phone. For the Sunday story please go to http://m.huffpost.com/us/entry/11831236
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Shipwrecked

They were in Costa Rica in something ramshackle on a hillside. Around the house was a tended garden and beyond that thick jungle. This was the mid-80s and one weak bulb hung in each of the two rooms. Nights were early and mornings earlier. One such she awoke first and she felt guilt at the relief of having the quiet to herself. That marriage was falling apart. It had been since the minute they were hitched, however n
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#rundmclesson101

One job I fell in and out of fairly quickly was the time I worked for Robin Leach, the ‘the rich and famous’ dude. He and a TV network agreed to create a 20-episode pilot in one month. The concept was Mr. Leach and his co-host Rae Dawn Chong presiding over a ‘cocktail party’ with the two of them center stage on a sofa. First segment was them chatting with a ‘celebrity’ (anyone would do- we even had Donald Trump), the
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Mexican Candy

Uninhibited as a child he danced with his eyes closed. In tight black pants he snaked his narrow hips. A billowing shirt flashed a wall of muscly torso. Early 20s tops. He took her by the hand and spun her toward him. She let him and then he led her out of the club and into the cool air of the wide quiet street. Tenotch, He slurred at her, I’m from Mexico. That’s a big country. Can you narrow things down?
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