Author Archives: squathole

Oh Will They Never Learn?

Wow, I missed this anniversary by a few days, but better nate than lever! Was about 2 years ago this week that America’s wingnuts went full-bore batshit paranoid about Jade Helm, the start of a season that ended with them … Continue reading

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Finny or Dye

It’s more than a week since a shark attacked a swimmer off Haulover Park, Miami Beach’s historical clothing-optional beach, but things seem to be back to normal. Or at least as normal as it is to see men and women … Continue reading

Posted in News From the Nation's Dicktip | 11 Comments

Out At Home

Slouching at the bar, fingers caressing the rim of her sweating rock glass, smoke curling up from the cigarette between her knuckles as she frowns over her newspaper, retired sportswriter Vera Lu Senz is the portrait of feminine noir. Or … Continue reading

Posted in Playing With Balls | 6 Comments

Neighborhood Buzz

Sitting outside on the second full day of glorious summer in south Florida, there’s a loud thud that shakes the earth and sends a cloud of white particles over my head. Can only mean one thing: a seed pod on … Continue reading

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Olde Towne Old Timer

I am in Philadelphia on the last weekend of April, first time back home — I still think of it as home, although Guido and I left permanently in 1985 — in several years. I’m walking south on Market Street … Continue reading

Posted in Shaken and Stirred | 5 Comments

So Wet’s New?

It’s been raining so relentlessly over the last week that people have stopped complaining about the heat and humidity. Then again, there aren’t many people around to complain: the streets are empty, except for the virtual ponds that have formed, … Continue reading

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Expired

If you’ve been following my history with this, well, two things: (1) You really need a life, and (b) You know I have a real issue with parking machines. Yoooge problems. Can’t help you with #1, except to recommend more … Continue reading

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