Category Archives: Thanksgiving

Black Friday Binge

I love Black Friday, MY favorite event of year. After stuffing myself Thanksgiving Day I’m ready to stand in A crowd of cold shoppers. We feel like Christmas is about here, panting, pushing, and groaning, and finally cheer when through glass we see them coming to open THE store. I’m A pretty big guy, almost […]

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Food Overdose

Friday morning after Thanksgiving Abernathy called from San Diego where he was unable to extricate himself from bed. “God,” I said, “you’ve haven’t fallen off the wagon again.” “I’m afraid I have.” “You must accept you’re an alcoholic and powerless under the influence of tequila.” “I’m not talking about alcohol; I’m talking food.” “Stay off […]

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Thanksgiving Dinner

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands” Trees are everywhere and seem greener here than in most places and the air is fresh and clean. It doesn’t matter Los Angeles has the dirtiest air in the nation. Fifteen miles north, in Pasadena, you can breathe as the trees caress you. This is indeed […]

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