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“Thank you for helping save democracy.”

by Thomas Beller 10/31/2004
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

That is what the woman at the Cincinnati headquarters of the Kerry campaign said at the end of our call.

The Kerry Pumpkin and Realistic Street

by Thomas Beller 10/30/2004
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

Almost immediately it became apparent that Elizabeth should do the talking.

Where is Peter Sellers When You Need Him?

by Thomas Beller 10/19/2004
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

There is action to be taken, and it happens to be fun or, at the least, interesting:

Talking to Folmar Gun & Pawn, in Tallahassee, FL.

by Thomas Beller 10/19/2004
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

“Hi I’m calling…” “About the boycott,” said the man’s voice. He spoke with a honeyed southern accent and sounded both weary and sympathetic, like a man whose next-door neighbor’s new puppy craps on his front door on a daily basis. “Well, yes,” I said. “That is the reason for the call. Let me start by […]

Driving with Signs

by Thomas Beller 10/12/2004
Neighborhood: Uncategorized

I have a sticker on my own car, but this was different, more brazen.

The Other Sinclair

by Thomas Beller 10/12/2004
Neighborhood: Manhattan

“Busy? We’ve had like five hundred calls this afternoon!”

A Bar Called Denial

by 10/06/2004
Neighborhood: SoHo

It was my last few hours in New York City, enough time to swig several drinks with a friend before catching a shuttle to La Guardia. I was booked on a red-eye flight back to San Francisco, so with soliciting a few gin and tonics foremost in mind, I headed straight to the bar. Denial […]