Monthly Archives: November 2013

Searching for Milo Stranger 6- It’s in the Cards

Madame Zuleikha, Reader and Adviser, had wisely decided not to rent a storefront. She was doing just fine in the large front room of her apartment. Velvet curtains hung in the big bay windows that overlooked a porch with gingerbread … Continue reading

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Milo Stranger Part 5– A Room

Milo is an odd man for an odd job. That’s how he got this attic room in a falling down house near Manny Almeida’s Ringside Lounge. Handy but not steady, he’s tacking rolls of pink insulation into the spaces between … Continue reading

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Milo Stranger Part 4– Get a Job

Koerner’s Lunch stood around the corner from where Lupo’s used to be. Koerner wore a paper hat and served up soupy mashed potatoes and meat in gravy for about a dollar a plate. All the old guys went there. Milo … Continue reading

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Searching for Milo Stranger Part 3— Lunch on Federal Hill

An alley off Atwells by the giant pineapple arch. Pizza parlor sells slices on paper plates. Two guys with elbows on table, not particularly trying to keep their voices down. “So you get a reversible drill, and you hook it … Continue reading

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Searching for Milo Stranger Part 2 Rent

Rent day at the building office. Always first in line, Svetlana is shunned by the other Russians. They say she was a guard in a labor camp and blackmailed her way to this high rise apartment in Providence. She dries … Continue reading

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Searching for Milo Stranger Part 1 Appointment at the Clinic

Milo Stranger was scheduled for 4:45, last patient of the day. The nurse was running late and he had been waiting long enough to fill the tiny exam room with his smell. It was not exactly the smell of fear, … Continue reading

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Ted Cruz Flunks the Reverend Wright Challenge

If you, like many Americans, spent Saturday morning in your pajamas watching old Westerns on a black and white TV, you’ll recognize this scenario- The bad guys have ambushed a hapless citizen and are preparing to hang him up by … Continue reading

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