Monthly Archives: June 2009

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Lubricant

On Sunday night my air conditioner emitted a stifled scream, thunked heavily several times, then died. My A/C’s demise wasn’t a surprise, mind you. I figured it was going terminal when the compressor started groaning several weeks ago. I should consider myself lucky. I bought

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Perimeter Check

When the weather’s warm I do most of my writing sitting on the small porch outside my front door. Free from the distractions of television and a comfy bed I find I can focus my attention better. And since my doctor recently told me I’ve

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The Dead Pool

It’s Wednesday night and I’m lying on the couch bored out of my mind. Seeking diversion I flip through the television channels. Nothing good is on. I activate the on-screen menu and tab over to the pay-for-view movie section. Nothing there either. When in doubt

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Positive Energy

It’s Tuesday afternoon and I’m waiting for an appointment in front of a building on Riverside Drive. Grey clouds hang low in the sky while an eastward breeze carries the laughter of children playing in a park past my ears. I look up at the

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Walking Dogs and Washing Cars

Hi everybody. I need to interview professional dog walkers and car wash attendants about tipping for my new book. If you’re a dog walker or work or own a car wash in the NYC area, please drop me a line at waiterrant@yahoo.com! Thank!