Manolo the Columnist

Manolo says, here is the Manolo’s latest column for the Express of the Washington Post.

Dear Manolo,

It’s been an awful summer for me. The weather has been cold and rainy, the economy is getting progressively worse, I’m worried about keeping my job, and my long-term boyfriend refuses to get serious about our relationship. In short, I’ve got a terrible case of the summer time blues. Please help.


Manolo says, sadly, as every rocakabilly cool cat knows, “there ain’t no cure for the summertime blues.”

Happily, your disease can be managed until fall arrives, at which point you may gracefully segue into the Autumnal Doldrums, to be later replaced by the Holiday Downers.

Until that time, the best possible palliative care can be achieved through the frequent application of seasonally appropriate shoes. Indeed, this is what the Manolo does when he finds himself in the lengthy blue funk: he self-medicates with the shoe shopping.

“But,” you may ask, “are there deleterious side-effects, about which I must worry, Dr. Manolo?”

Yes. As with all medical treatments, seasonal wardrobe adjustment therapy brings with it the risk of side-effects, although, thankfully, if proper dosages are maintained, they are minor, and are mostly limited to the mild lightening of the pocketbook, and constriction in the closet space area.

Look here is the Pansy from Born, the flowery, flirty flip-flop available in six marvelous mood-enhancing colors.

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