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Edward McClain, “the Real Change guy” dies at 69 Perhaps this is why he handed me that wad of bills a few weeks ago.  I suppose I’ll never know.  It was the last time I spoke with him.  Requiescat in … Continue reading

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Vacated and climate-controlled.

This morning I finished locking up the physical traces of my life.  It’s all there, in a 10 x 10 storage unit, among a sea of white metal doors, above a QFC here in Seattle. There’s a reason why I … Continue reading

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Happenings.

So leaving Safeway today, I bought a copy of Real Change from the old black guy that I always talk to — seriously, he’s the sharpest guy in the U District — and he looks up and me and asks: … Continue reading

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Night.

It’s almost midnight here on the west coast.  The house that I live in in silent, with just the occasional creaks one comes to expect from a 80 year old building.  I’m in the basement — where my apartment is … Continue reading

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