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Archives for June, 2014

Random Intimacies

On the weekend at my favorite coffee shop, I would see the same woman working, who greeted me with a smile and some friendly comment. She didn’t know my name. I didn’t know hers. She became a fixture in my Sunday morning, knowing my cup and what goes in it, she asked where I was […]

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The Hunger Games

“No Names” play the hunger games (not movie stars, not athletes, nor heroic challengers). Forget about Hollywood and its glam girl/glam guy health club figures, who can hurl spears, throw knives, shoot arrows, with the aid of their doubles, and face down trouble without out a blink, because, after all, victory is written in the […]

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Philadelphia Magazine

First Friday Roundup: #phillytype, Corner Store, Meltdown, and More BY MARQUESA ROTUSKI | JUNE 6, 2014 AT 9:09 AM Our guide to what’s worth browsing this First Friday. “Meltdown” by Rex Sexton Award-winning Philadelphia based artist and writer, Rex Sexton, will be featured at 3rd Street Gallery this Friday. Sexton’s works are dreamlike and filled […]

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The Running Man

My military stint in D.C. bordered on Twilight Zone lunacy. Federal agents shadowed me. There were 3rd degree interrogations by the C.I.A. as well as background checks, psychological tests, interviews with the Pentagon’s assorted military brass. I was just a draftee. They wanted to train me for a job that required a Top Secret security […]

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