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Karma, Zen, & a $60 Waste of Cellophane…

Posted by Les Becker on November 8, 2010 in Little Bits of Stupid, Real Life |

Seriously. SIXTY. DOLLARS. I mean, really: Holy shit! I had to remind myself (repeatedly) through Halloweén week of my recently adopted “Zen” Attitude. Throughout the scrubbing of ketchup and peeling of chewed-up chewing gum from doorknobs (actually, I thought that was hilarious, but that’s just because Ky, AKA Robin, was the one to turn the […]

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Chicken Collisions

Posted by Les Becker on June 26, 2009 in Little Bits of Stupid |

Sorry. No Pic. I Don’t Have a Chicken in my Portfolio… Just a bit of fun I had, taking the advice of a friend who told me that when I’m stuck in a “non-writing” phase (I refuse to call this “blocked”, anymore – sounds too damned permanent), I should rewrite other people’s stories. I didn’t […]

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Goodbye, Maude, and Safe Journey…

Posted by Les Becker on May 1, 2009 in R.I.P. |

R.I.P. Bea Arthur1922-2009 This upsets me to no end. It also upsets me to realize that she was gone for a week before I read the news…

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…Of Wheels and Walk-Abouts

Posted by Les Becker on August 10, 2008 in Photography, Real Life, The Walk-About |

So, the Mini-Van Saga is finally over…. and it turned out to be a trilogy, at that. I was originally going to be leasing The Fly-Mobile, so-named because it was The Fly-Girl’s ride, and she wanted to get rid of it. I liked that mini-van. Turns out, the Fly-Girl did, too, and decided to keep […]

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Great Aunt Emma

Posted by Les Becker on October 22, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

I must apologize to the memory of my Great Aunt Emma, for this horrible photo of her painting. It’s a water-colour, framed behind glass, hanging in an awkward niche in my parents’ small space. To get the shot at all, I had to jam myself between the fake gas fireplace and the stereo stand, straddling […]

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Jimmy Prentice & the Radio

Posted by Les Becker on October 15, 2007 in Oh Mother...! |

Philco Radio, 1941 Jimmy Prentice was somewhat of a local oddball, to hear my parents talk. I don’t know if he actually had a home, or not. My mother talks about how sometimes, just before dinner was set to be “lifted”, Gramma would be looking out the kitchen window, and say, “Better put another plate […]

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