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Posts published by “Doug Holland”

Three Bus Rides & One Train Ride

At a quiet residential corner, a young man stood on the curb offering his favorite obscene gesture on each hand to all passing vehicles. It's…

Please Make Payment In Full

Joseph Robinette Biden Jr tosses occasional and minimal scraps to ordinary people, but as US President his real job is to serve the needs and…

Homecoming (1998)

To my mother I said, “I asked you, told you more than twice, please Mom, no ‘welcome home’ party, please,” but she stared at me…

Donuts

My odd job for the morning was from a voice mail that came last night, in the early evening. A man said he was calling…

Hopping the Grey Rabbit

As with many mistakes in life and a few smart moves, this story starts with a girl. Shari was her name, or it might have…

Outsource This

I was a temp worker, doing brainless clerical work in an office. In the back of the same building, the company had their factory, churning…

An App, To Buy a Candy Bar

The email to all employees seemed so darn happy: “Our newly-remodeled snack-room is now open! Stop by on your break!” So far so good. And…

Eulogizing Elvis

It was the summer of 1977. I was fresh out of high school, living on my own, generally disinterested in the church but not yet…

Breakfast at the Diner #5

A youngish white guy comes into the diner. He's clean-cut and wearing a suit and tie, and he sits a few stools away from an…

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