Category Archives: work

Rehab In Juneau

I was having too good a time at the 169 in Chinatown. Work was light and I was falling deeper into debt. I received a phone call from Alaska offering a jewelry job. I accepted without thinking and flew four time zones west and north to the Land of The Midnight Sun. I should have […]

Out Of Work

I haven’t had a job since the New Year. I have looked for work without success. Men my age are viewed as refuges from the retirement roles. I have retired many times in my life. I have unretired as many times as well. Yesterday I sought employment on 47th Street. I know diamonds. Everyone was […]

Labor Day 2015

Labor Day Weekend traditionally marks the end of summer in the USA. Millions of Americans flocked to the shore, lakes, mountains, parks, and backyards for a last gasp of enjoyment before going back to work. Few realize that the holiday was established by President Grover Cleveland as a peace offering after his ordering in troops […]

Hard Work

Working in the earth. Work is work. Even underneath the streets.

Work by Maynard G Krebs

From 1959 to 1963 THE LOVES OF DOBIE GILLIS was one of America’s favorite TV shows featuring Dwayne Hickman in the lead role along with Bob Denver as his friend. Maynard G Krebs believed life was for living and he mere mention of the word ‘work’ made him quiver. He was the most famous beatnik […]