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Douglas McDaniel
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A prediction made 9 years ago that still Rings true. This was a tryout piece for something called examiner.com. It was for a job that paid $100,000 per year. Didn't get the job. Wrote for the website anyway to diminishing returns. Finally every single story I wrote for them disappeared when they went out of business. Years of work vanished. But this story is still here. My tryout. Some guys get all the luck.
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Daydream While Standing in Line at Starbucks Blues
The trouble with complaining about overpopulation is the failure to admit your own existence is part of the problem We who are so intimately attuned to the primacy of words may be falsely misled by the callousness of those who are not, since they are distra...
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Dinner Time at the Deluge
She looks out the window while doing the dishes Through curtains purchased at Walmart Through a window during the shifting seasons of spring and fall she can look across the great corn fields of  southeast Iowa and view the funnel clouds moving in from the ...
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Death of a Newspaperman
Dream of dying at the desk, after a couple of decades of walking out for a cig as the main form of exercise Dream of winning the Pulitzer due to the accident of history of being at the wrong place at the right time Death of Ben Bradley hard boiled but suave...
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Guess I Missed the Political Shows (For Chuck Todd)
Sick morning birds in the Sonoran Sunrise during the Sunday dawning season of the tweets in anticipation of the endless end of the world that begins tomorrow consistently amplified by the bats and thirsty ants disturbed by daily radar, by the Green Belt duc...
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Please Write Us a Greed Poem
Suds in the spotty water painting the sea with pee Moby Dick chunking out the air drain Melville stolen blubber beast into fiction then oil was discovered underground Whale ships became museums, so did we Dissolve the fat in smoothie drinks the sugar is the...
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