Monthly Archives: August 2010

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Jessie sat in the front seat with Lope and Jill.  Lope was thrilled to have Jill so close and immediately started to grin broadly.  Jessie took the window seat.  The first part of our ride was in the shadow on … Continue reading

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“Floor it,” I hissed in Lope’s right ear.  “Run them down.” “I can’t,” Lope said.  I saw sweat instantly form on the back of his neck.  “I’m not there, yet.”  I knew what he meant.  He wasn’t at the point … Continue reading

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Lope was right about the gate.  Cars and junk were piled on 125th St. in either direction as far as we could see.  Right in front of us, in the middle of the junk, was a chain link gate.  It … Continue reading

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“Jill, Mike,” I said, “this is Lope.  He’s a world famous New York City taxi driver.” “Only one who still speaks English!,” Lope crowed.  He wiped his hand on his pants and shook hands with Mike and Jill.  He hung … Continue reading

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“WHAT?”, I said, stunned. The little man stepped out of the shadows, his fists clenched at his sides.  He was a young man, dressed in a very trendy Burberry trench coat.  He’d been master of his universe less than a … Continue reading

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We had what was left of the night and the whole next day to make plans and to pack, but our efforts were desultory.  We put things into our bags and took them out again.  Mike tried to argue the … Continue reading

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Don toggled his microphone again.  “Thanks for the advice, K4AAA.  I’m going to beat feet down to your neighborhood right now.  This is AB3GD, 73s.”  He shoved the microphone to the back of his desk and slumped in his chair. … Continue reading

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