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A Visit to L.A. County Men’s Central Jail

As you are well aware, I stay away from seedy things. But today Seedy took a bus to me.

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You Are Personally Responsible for Being Poor

In the wake of a fast food workers’ strike demanding a $15-an-hour wage, one of the best weapons in the fight against such an increase is successful people who feel they’ve made it on their own.

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Hair Cutting in America

“This secondary skull coating displeases me,” I tell my barber. “I’d like you to remove it.” “Have a seat,” he says. Earlier I’d looked in the rear-view mirror and saw a combination of Richard Brautigan and The Dude looking back at me. I thought, “I would not hire me. I look like I’m a writer-in-residence …

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Socialized Medicine: Friendbloat No Longer Curable with Facebook Decimation

When Langston Hughes wrote “I loved my friend/He went away from me/There’s nothing more to say/The poem ends/Soft as it began/I loved my friend,” he had it easy.

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