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Delivering Cigarettes to a Hospital Bed: Driver #69, Part 3

Driving for a Living: Driver #69, Part 2 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California that covers my time as a driver messenger. To see Part 1 of my driver messenger stories, go here: Party on the Freeway To see Part 2 of my driver messenger stories, go here: Driving For a Living Still a driver Read More

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Driving for a Living: Driver #69, Part 2

Driving for a Living: Driver #69, Part 2 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California that covers my time as a driver messenger. To see Part 1 of my driver messenger stories, go here: Party on the Freeway One time I deliver to A Band Apart studios, up some elevator in the Read More

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Party on the Freeway: Driver #69, Part 1

Party on the Freeway: Driver #69, Part 1 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. The criteria I use to choose jobs becomes fixed into those that have no supervision and some control over a schedule. The last thing I want is to show up at an office at a time Read More

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Smokerlyzer: Professional Control 1

Smokerlyzer: Professional Control 1 is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. I’m back to the grindstone looking for ways to make money. After the good money that came from a short-term gig, I am looking there now, hoping to spend only half of the month working to stay in the black. Read More

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I Do Windows: Part 3

Here are parts One and Two: I Do Windows: Part 1 (Excerpt from my book) I Do Windows: Part 2 This post, “I Do Windows” is an excerpt from my book, Down and Out in California. I interview to do other things. Line up job interviews. I attend an interview to be an internet chat sex Read More

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I Do Windows: Part 2

For more about cleaning windows please see I Do Windows: Part 1 (Excerpt from my book) “I Do Windows” is an excerpt from my book, Down and Out in California. My parents had a habit of taking in people that have nowhere else to go, and then my mother would try to better their lives through Read More

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I Do Windows: Part 1 (Excerpt from my book)

“I Do Windows” is an excerpt from my book, Down and Out in California. While driving me to my first day on the job, The Landlady says she has many reasons for hiring me and paying me fifteen dollars an hour when the average crew member, her words, makes nine dollars an hour. The first reason Read More

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Hold For Sound: Part 4

“Hold For Sound” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Parts 1-3: Hold For Sound Part 1 Hold For Sound Part 2 Hold For Sound Part 3 I pick him up in Los Angeles at LAX. That beautiful airport now with its pillars of color-changing light. These were built just a Read More

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Hold For Sound: Part 3

“Hold For Sound” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. Parts 1 and 2: Hold For Sound Part 1 Hold For Sound Part 2 That night I visit Tommy Boom-Boom’s high school friends in San Diego for a few hours. He’s a chef and she’s a kindergarten teacher. They drink beer Read More

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Hold For Sound: Part 2

“Hold For Sound” is an excerpt from my first book, Down and Out in California. You can find part 1 here: Hold For Sound: Part 1 The next morning before I am awake Rebecca and her husband have already gone on a long distance run. They have almost no bodyfat on them. She is trying to Read More