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Workers’ Comp Part 4: Repetitive Strain

Repetitive Strain sets in… Workers Compensation continued! “Workers’ Comp” is a four part excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Part 1: Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume Part 2: Workers’ Comp Part 2: Office Drama Part 3: Workers’ Comp Part 3: Workers Compensation I have only three or four outfits that Read More

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Workers’ Comp Part 3: Workers Compensation

Workers Compensation continued! “Workers’ Comp” is a four part excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Part 1: Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume Part 2: Workers’ Comp Part 2: Office Drama Workers compensation starts to be something I know too much about. I soon see that whether or not people are Read More

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Workers’ Comp Part 2: Office Drama

Office Drama! “Workers’ Comp” is a four part excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Part 1: Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume Office drama! Due to this odd office beef between paralegal and transcriptionist, the night guy comes in early because he knows it’s my first day, and they send me Read More

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Workers’ Comp Part 1: Lying on Resume

“Workers’ Comp” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. I haven’t found a full time job that I want, and so I apply to temp agencies. There’s a bit of lying on resume. My mother tells me that when she was younger, temping is how she got by. Her stories of Read More

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Puerto Rican Weed

Puerto Rican weed is excellent. My experience of Puerto Rico is slim. Two visits to San Juan. One in 1985. One in 2022. Yet still I can say that my experience of Puerto Rico is that everything is hit or miss. There’s either running water, or it’s out for the whole neighborhood. Fast internet available Read More

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Jail Tales

I am unquestionably fortunate that my jail tales don’t include any of my own incarceration.  I am USAmerican and a white female. Thanks to the former I’m far more likely to have done time in jail or prison than most people in my circle. Thanks to the latter, I am not. My jail tales start Read More

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Trading Drugs

Trading drugs? If I wasn’t desperate for rent money and about to go to Burning Man 2001, I would never have let RP bring a stranger to my rented apartment where I grew hidden mushrooms under my bed that even my own roommate didn’t know about.   But I was, and I acquiesced and a small Read More

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Burning Man 2001: Knee Deep in Dust on GHB

Burning Man 2001. As I write this many are headed to or already at Burning Man 2022. I’ll admit for the first time since I quit going, I’ve the urge. Of course the urge comes only a few months after I’ve liquidated my Burning Man storage entirely, gifted away to other burners.  But this is Read More

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Kenya in Africa, Kenya in me

Kenya in Africa. Born in Africa. Kisii man from Nairobi. I don’t meet him in Africa. I meet my Kisii man from Nairobi in Berkeley, California. Ain’t easy being an African in USAmerica. It’s over a decade later when I am in Kenya in Africa for the first, second, and third time. Nairobi. Mombasa. Nairobi Read More

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The Zoe Diaries: Teenage Diaries

What to write in teenage diaries? I wrote many things. I have some fifty volumes of journals from my teen years. What to write in teenage diaries? Write about your friends, crushes, boyfriends, and girlfriends. And movies. And food. What to write in teenage diaries? Here is part 3 what I wrote about a dear friend of mine, Jeremiah. (Here Read More