The $5 School Cake…

Posted by Les Becker on November 26, 2010 in The Landlady |

When Ruby was a young girl, her school in Northland had a fair once a year, in the spring. It offered the usual school fair “stuff” of the era; games of chance, 4H projects, etc., and students could show off (and sell) their needlework and baked goods. One year, Ruby won a needlepoint contest – […]

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I Sits…

Posted by Les Becker on November 15, 2010 in The Landlady |

Random Song-for-the-Day: “Love the Way You Lie” – Eminem – featuring Rihanna

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Bloody Mary Doesn’t Live Here Anymore…

Posted by Les Becker on November 12, 2010 in Artsy Fartsy, Wall Panels |

My immediate surroundings are a little on the macabre side. I’m speaking here of my space, my attic loft, my Belfry – where I tend to hibernate. It’s a cool space – to a degree. I don’t mind having a secret panel in the wall – that part of things is pretty frickin’ groovy, but […]

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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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That’ll Teach You to Play Rough…

Posted by Les Becker on May 11, 2008 in Cartooning, Les Becker Designs |

For Sale at Les Becker Designs!

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Work Boots ‘n Dancin’ Shoes

Posted by Les Becker on January 16, 2008 in The Landlady |

Elle, from Maxwell the Tattooed Boy and Other Astounding Joys, wrote about her grandmother in a post yesterday. Her Grandma was a Flapper in the Roaring Twenties, a time that fascinates me (I’m in – okay, mostly out of, lately – the midst of a novelish-type project about those days).Suzi wondered in Elle’s comments what […]

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I Wanna Learn German, Now…

Posted by Les Becker on October 4, 2007 in Little Bits of Stupid |

This pic stolen fair and square from a German spammer So, I get this spammy email with “Ich habe gesehen Sie haben noch Schallplatten” in the subject field. And I just couldn’t bear to trash it ’til I knew what that meant. So I babalfished it, and it means: “I see you still have a […]

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The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs: Part I – The Waitress

Posted by Les Becker on June 3, 2007 in Book Mentions, Short Fiction, The Waitress the Whiskey & the Handcuffs |
The Waitress, the Whiskey & the Handcuffs

The Waitress, the Whiskey & the HandcuffsPart 1 of The Ruby Chronicles Ruby Daniel is a 30-something widow trying to get by in a small backwoods Northern town in the 1950’s. Her chicken farm is failing, and she takes a weekend job as a barmaid at an illegal drinking establishment run by a crooked police […]

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