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michael-seidel's picture
Jan.03.2014
Oh, the smells - not coming off me or my clothing or shoes, mind you, but the smells, the odors and fragrances I so often assume as normal, those luscious olfactory delights that have been missing while I was down with the flu - the smells are back. Someone is frying bacon.  Bread is baking....
stacy-ann-nyikos's picture
Dec.04.2013
The Dog Stars Peter Heller Adult ("Guy" Book) I don't know about you but picking out holiday presents for the men in my life is like going fishing. I never know if I'm going to land a keeper, or... a guppie. The Dog Stars is THE guy book of the year, and by guy, I mean, actual manly men who do...
edward-averill's picture
Jun.17.2013
Well, not exactly, but saying you caught the flu from someone on the bus seemed like a pretty boring title, so I went with that. I love mass transit, don't get me wrong!  Dueto damage in my right ete from an accident, my depth percetion vanishes about 10ft from me, so it's eitiher bus, or cab...
tami-ruth's picture
Mar.27.2013
March 15th I drove home on a sunny afternoon from teaching my math and literature classes at Torat. I went home for a brief period to change, then got in my car to drive to my tutoring job for a few hours. On the way my nose kept running and I kept sneezing. Once at the center I still kept on...
mark-gillispie's picture
Mar.14.2013
I've descended into the shelter to wait for the shit storm to pass. The very thing that is supposed to be saving my life feels like it's killing me. Except for those sneaky blood clots, I had tolerated treatment fairly well until this week. I now fully appreciate just how powerfully awful this...
eva-lesko-natiello's picture
Feb.05.2013
  It’s hard to believe, but the same folks who’ve instigated fashion induced bunions, sprained ankles, deep vein thrombosis, acid reflux, yeast infections and constipation, have concocted ways to avert colds and flu during NY Fashion Week crunch time. The fashion industry might've been in...
earl-merkel's picture
Jan.23.2013
Flu. Too. (Boo-hoo.) -- Earl Merkel (POSTSCRIPT, POETIC:  "Loo" has a place here, too. Screw! -- EM) -------------- This plaintive lament drew an outpouring of ...uh... sympathy from Faithful Readers, via Facebook: FAITHFUL READER RICH:  "Flu?, Oh, poo--not you." EM Response:  Alas...
barbara-froman's picture
Jan.11.2013
Oh yeah. I was determined to keep writing...at my desk...as usual.... Ha. Turned on computer. Opened current project. Ran spell-check. Saved file. Coughed. Moaned. Stared at screen. Tried to find synonym for "Thing." Watched words melt into each other. Decided "Thing" should stay "thing...
earl-merkel's picture
Jan.11.2013
For the duration of the current flu outbreak, I have a new uniform-of-the-day-(&-night). My Redroom profile photo has now been updated to reflect this heightened sense of caution. Really, Faithful Readers-- g'wan. Tell me you aren't thinking the same flippin' thing. -- Earl Merkel...
katherine-gregor's picture
Oct.30.2012
  I meet two female friends for an after work drink at the Windsor Castle Pub.  I give one (Lady A) the socially compulsory kiss on the cheek.  I turn to the other (Lady B) but she takes a step back.  "I have a cold," she says. Lady A promptly sidesteps away from her.  Lady...