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· Sitting with Mama
· Maria
· Nine Crossings
· Mama and Her

· Fallopian Chron IV
· Why I Toast, I
· Why I Toast, II
· Why I Toast, III
· Scooter/Dot-Com
· Fallopian Chron II
· Fallopian Chron III
· Strange Bedfellow
· Almost Equal
· A Difficult Day
· Phantom Lover:
    Ode to
    Leslie Cheung

· I Am Salad
· Fallopian Chron I
· Taiwanglish
· Childhood's End
· Psychic Friends
· Life in the
    Time of SARS

· Waiting for
      the Goddess

· Roswell My Eye
· Catisfaction
· My Laramie Project
· Stopping on the
    Street for
    Coltrane: A Real
    Latter Day Saint

· Whither Moocat?
· Happy Palindrome!
· Happy Tiger
· Tourist for a Day
· Geography
    as Destiny

· "Bastards"
· Watching the
    Pentagon Burn

· Communing with

· Milk
· Infinity
· Emailing the Dead
· Broken Water
· Sand Shark
· Grandma Said
· Golden Days
· Americat
· Moe Howard on the
Death of His Brother,

· Flashpoems
· Minyan
· Inside Scoop
· Nativity
· I Ask My Mother
To Sing

· Absence of Colours
· Island Logic
· Peepshow Kleenex
· Allen Ginsberg
Forgives Ezra Pound
on Behalf of the Jews

· Lacing Your Shoes:
Haiku & the Everyday

· Four Haiku
· Smoking Haiku
· Geary & Jones,
Monday, 8:23 a.m.

· The Keeper
· december 13, 2001
· Memento Mori
· Football's Birthday
· The Edward Gorey

· Arrival
· Victim o'

· The Origin of
Teeth and Bones

· Questions for
Martins Ferry,

· This Is Just
To Tell You

· Not-Cat (& whatnot)
· To My Unmet Wife

· Englishhua
· Dave for Pope
· Papa Loves Mambo
· A Culture Report

· The Louisiana
A Special Radio X
Historical Docudrama

· Krawkawkaw Gives
a Little

· Meet Dr. Klaww
· Letters to Dr. Klaww
· Letter from the
Hall of Justice

· An Invitation
to be Keynote

· More

All Things

· Gajandra Meets
    the Scatoman

· Gajandra and
    the Curse of the
    Six Monkeys

· Gajandra and the
    Eating Lesson

· A Moment of

· Gajandra and the
    Great Rumble

· Gajandra and the
    Problem with

· Mohamed Tahdaini
· John Guillory
· Berkeley Pier
· Bruce Dene
· Death of The Bayou
· Taiwan Food Vendors
· John Freeman
· Robin Liu
· Hector
· Dave's Corner
· Zuni Kachinas

· Mainland Murmurs
· Next to Heaven
  · Episode #8

  · Episode #16
· Crosswords Brunch


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Sitting with Mama - An all-too matter-of-fact account of the author's experience of the last 7 hours of his mother's life.
David Saia, Mar. 2004

Maria - They all lived Cajun-style, in the same yard, so Maria's whole life was within a 40-arpent plot of land...
A sobering account of where, in a Cajun universe, the author's life could otherwise have gone.
[This essay first appeared in Lynn Landry's blog, Bad Mother, in slightly different form.]
Lynn Landry, Jan. 2005

Nine Crossings - On an unexpected life of long-term travel and the loss of loved ones in the home country.
David Saia, Oct. 2004

Mama and Her Figs - A Cajun memoir about one of the most delicious aspects of growing up on the bayou.
Lynn Landry

The Fallopian Chronicles, part IV - She said she'd let me push two more times and left. With the next push, she ran inside and said we had to do a C-section... I trusted her and that was that.
Lynn Landry, Aug. 2004

Why I Toast - I've come to understand that there are many dense layers underlying my passion for toast.
David Grayson, Aug. 2004

Why I Toast, II - I don't toast. I never did toast much -- never was what you'd call a bread person.
Suz Redfearn, July 2004

Why I Toast, III - Reverend Doughboy had no answer, and became so overwrought that he resigned his teaching post and spent his days wailing and rolling about in pig dung.
Maurice Martin, Sept. 2004

The Electric Scooter and the Fall of Dot-Com - Whatever happened to all that lovely hippie shit?
Ho Lin, Aug. 2004

The Fallopian Chronicles, part II - We went out for Italian food and a movie and had a solid discussion on the real possibility that we were never going to have kids.
llandry, Jan 2004

The Fallopian Chronicles, part III - All I could think of was, I'm going to have a son that will someday forgo good sense for idiotic thrills like surfing or skiing -- even with hepatitis threats.
llandry, Jan 2004

Strange Bedfellow - "There's poo in the bed," I whispered, shaking her shoulder in the dark.
sredfearn, Apr 2000

Almost Equal - "On my way out, a gay couple was sitting on the steps of City Hall, defeated.
eenriquez, Mar 2004

A Difficult Day - A chilling excerpt form the memoir of Kenya Prach, a Cambodian man who survived the Killing Fields of the Khmer Rouge, as told to David Grayson.
kprach, dgrayson

Phantom Lover: Ode to Leslie Cheung - A detailed tribute that pays homage to the fallen star with a plethora of photos and an extensive retelling of his film career.
hlin, Apr 2003

I Am Salad - That is, according to Taiwan's National Health Care System.
dsaia, Apr 2003

The Fallopian Chronicles, Part I - "Truthfully, I wanted to get pregnant by some happy accident and deal with things as they arose. Instead, I have to try and make something happen: I'm trying to control destiny. I've never been very good at this."
llandry, May 2003

Taiwanglish - "This is goods for those who wish to enjoy simple and rational lives waste basket and flower pot." If you were confused by that sentence, read on.
dsaia, Apr 2003

Childhood's End - A native Florida gal's memoir of her long-time feud with her childhood nemesis, and how the story ends.
sredfearn, Oct 2002

Psychic Friends - While hubbie's away, she held her first-ever slumber party, with just the (adult) girls. The psychic-for-hire was just the dash of added fun Martha Stewart would never have thought of.
sredfearn, Mar 2002

Life in the Time of SARS - My experience of living through the time of SARS in one of the hardest-hit countries.
dsaia, May 2003

Waiting for the Goddess - Awaiting news of a cancer diagnosis
dsaia, Sept 2002

Roswell My Eye: A UFO Hoax - "To say there were flaws in the finished product would be generous. The Mylar was torn in places. The fishing line was perfectly visible. One friend remarked that the ship from Plan Nine from Outer Space could take this thing out with one hit...."
bfleming, May 2002

(I Can't Get No) Catisfaction - "My wife yells at the cats, I yell at her to ask her if she is yelling at me, she yells at me to be quiet so she can yell at the cats. The cats yell for any number of reasons...."
bvassar, Nov 2002

My Laramie Project - In which I unearth the disturbingly profound truth... that I'm a lousy investigative reporter.
dsaia, Jan. 2, 2002

Stopping on the Street for Coltrane: A Real Latter Day Saint - The guy in front of me had to sit in a very strange position so he could play his trombone and not sock the guy in front of him in the head. At the altar was a drummer, pianist, bassist, and bongo drummer, and this church was ROCKIN.
Lynn Landry, May 2002

Whither Moocat? - Now it can be told: the truth, the whole truth, and then some...
dsaia, May 2002

Happy Palindrome! - Two-thousand two is, in fact, the first 4-digit palindromic year since 1991... which calendar wins as the oldest possible one to use?
dsaia, Jan. 23, 2002

Happy Tiger, Everyone - An appreciation of Oakland's Chinatown
dsaia, Oct. 28, 2001

Tourist for a Day - Local girl makes like a tourist in her own town, for one interesting afternoon
Lynn Landry, Feb. 1, 1998

Geography as Destiny - On not being there...
dsaia, Oct. 7, 2001

"Bastards" and "Sons-of-a-Bitch" - "there's this interesting trend I've noticed... That is, using the words "bastard" and "son-of-a-bitch" is now considered not only civil, but almost a patriotic act..."
dsaia, Sept. 26, 2001

Watching the Pentagon Burn - a first-hand report of the terrible recent events in Arlington, VA, by a noted playwright and Arlington resident.
Maurice P. Martin, Sept. 11, 2001

Communing with Mama - an earlier wandering on the experience of being unemployed.
dsaia, Aug. 25, 1997

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