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Alexia Baum
8 min read Min Read
Clay made the best gumbo in the world.  He was from New Orleans, and it was a family tradition.  It had everything in it – shrimp, chicken, crab, even slimy okra.  It took a whole day to...
Alexia Baum
27 min read Min Read
The first thing I saw when I stepped out of the elevator was the old man with the transparent skin.  He was walking into the wall over and over and saying “Mama, Mama”.  I thought how easily...
Alexia Baum
9 min read Min Read
Sam Taylor made me love music. I was 16 years old when my sister’s fake ID got me past the tattooed doorman at the Taurus Tavern.  On the southern-most end of what was then a sleepy...
Alexia Baum
2 min read Min Read
It was 3:28am exactly last night, or rather this morning, as I was tossing and turning in my hot bedroom, rueing the day I had smugly declared “I live near the beach on L.A....