Archive October 2010

Every morning, Saturdays included 0

Dear Bradshaw,

Why do I write, and why Octopus Ink Press? I can only answer your questions with the question, “Why not?” And if that doesn’t satisfy your curiosity, let me reiterate with what I’ve said before: I write because it’s fun. Because it’s time well spent. Because when I don’t write I feel anxious. Writing keeps the river of my life (or you could say my peace of mind) flowing, and on a day I don’t write it’s as if a dam is obstructing my flow, and the more time that passes that I don’t write, the more the pressure builds up, and the more anxious and frustrated I feel. So writing is a release. continue reading »

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The greatest leader the world has ever known 0

Dear Bradshaw,

Eduardo is an elevator repairman from Venezuela. He once told me most elevator accidents happen when the doors open and the elevator isn’t there. Yikes. continue reading »

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Whoosh out the odor 0

Dear Bradshaw,

Riding the metro this morning was a lady with a pocket mirror and tweezers. She was shamelessly plucking hairs from her chin, undaunted by the staring faces. She was doing no harm, just grooming herself. Why should I have cared? I had a book in my hands and could have read as I always do, right? continue reading »

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Taking them to the toaster 0

Yo Shaw,

My clothes stink and, frankly speaking, have been for years. Not all of them, of course, but enough of them and, the thing is 1) they’ve reached the limit 2) Francesca agrees and 3) that settles it.

You’re probably wondering, “Why not wash them? Wouldn’t that solve your problem?” Simply said, “No, it wouldn’t” because these particular clothes must be dry-cleaned and, being in Italy, taking clothes to the dry cleaner is like taking them to the toaster. So far any clothes I’ve taken to a professional “cleaner” have come back either a) unclean, b) stained, c) bleached, or d) all of the above. So I prefer to stink. continue reading »

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