@gg Wow — thanks for taking the time to read the post *and* drop me a line. I’m fascinated with poverty cuisine — and how much of it becomes luxury fare over time. I share your love of cold pizza, too — especially for breakfast — though I used to wash mine down with root beer!

The Toxic Treat That Beggars Eat (2)
This is the second installment of a series of posts on pizza, and, the truth is, I haven't a clue what I'm doing yet. This could become anything from a long-form essay to a non-fiction book about my personal obsession with hot, spicy pies. The inaugural post, if you're curious, is here.

I ate my first pizza in 1969. No one really knows, though, who assemb
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Does anyone really think a spam email that starts with “Dear Sir/Madam” has any chance — I mean any chance *at all* — of being effective?

Pie Life (Part One)
I first encountered pizza in 1969. I was four.

That archetypal pie came from Pasquale’s Pizza Restaurant in the Lenlock Shopping Center in Anniston, Alabama. You’ve never been there, but you know the place. A dining room with wide, black booths around the perimeter and wrought-iron tables and chairs in the middle. Red and white checked vinyl tablecloths. Bulbous glass shakers of pepper fl
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Folks — sorry, a problematic setting on a plug-in fed some publication notifications to Mastodon. It was completely unintended, and I’ve corrected it now.

@jared I'm drawn to Flickr -- now a SmugMug property. i wonder if they'll ever really merge the two services?

So, anyone here on CritiqueCircle.com? I've missed workshopping my writing, but local groups are often geared toward encouraging fledgling writers. CritiqueCircle may have the same issue. Curious if you've found an online community for serious/professionals to review and respond to each other's work.

@jsnell Ha! Siri Claus brought me a HomePod, and I optimistically kicked Alexa out of the bedroom. After one day of lighting, thermostat, and informational requests gone wrong, Alexa is back ... and the HomePod is relegated to playing music from playlists, all of which I renamed to single word titles so that Siri could manage them. Good grief!

@baldur I've found myself equally tempted for the same reasons.

Just a reminder: when a website forces you to disable your adblocker when you try to see its content, leaving the page and looking for another one with more respect for its users is always the best approach.

"Just giving you a hard time" says a guy on Twitter. Why, because you think giving people a hard time is fun? It's not. Maybe just don't say anything.

@DuthOlec Could that be because 80% of famous actors aren’t straight? [snare drum]

the alternate universe where jobs do not refer to employment but rather to clones of steve jobs. in fact, no one is employed. everything is done by steve jobs.

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