Month: May 2011


I jolted awake suddenly, finding myself in my bed… it and the room I was in seeming very drab and unremarkable all of a sudden. What a harsh, cold letdown! It was like unexpectedly having visited the Emerald City of Oz and then being suddenly forced back to Kansas. I checked the clock. 7:33 a.m. …

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Left my 18th-floor apartment to go out somewhere, who knows where. At the elevator bank, I decided to employ the trick my 98-year-old neighbor who lives down the hall taught me: I pressed both the “Down” and “Up” buttons because you can often get an elevator quicker that way… when the “Up” elevator stops at …

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