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Puttin' on the Ritz

Puttin' on the Ritz

            One pot smoky wintry Saturday, my older brother, Sandy ,and my girl-friend, Doris, were sitting in my East Village apartment bemoaning the fact that my landlord had refused to fix my upstairs neighbor’s leaky kitchen sink water pipes until Monday. This caused drops of brown water to rhythmically drop from a ceiling and into a living room bucket. Every three hours, I’d “bail out” my living room by emptying a bucket of water into my toilet.             Ahhhhh, this was the life!!             As my brother flicked a joint ash into the bucket’s brown water, he remarked how the...

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50 Shades of G'day

50 Shades of G'day

Last year I left a dead end relationship and shortly thereafter bought a one way ticket to Australia. This sudden change in life had me soaking in the exciting possibilities to come. I had been living in a hostel in Melbourne for weeks now and while it was a fun type of lifestyle I found myself desperately longing for a bed that wasn’t shared with multiple other travelers. I needed space, and lord knows I needed a good lay. That’s when I found myself calling Ben* (names have been obviously changed for protection of privacy.) I’ll be honest when I...

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