Exhausting An Interest In Strippers

Four nights with the strippers of Reno.

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Jesse Luthi. Instagram: medicinecabinetdreams
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Jesse Luthi

Reno, Nevada. The Differences Between Strip Clubs, and where I take a hit of Concentrated Marijuana which I think I will be able to handle.

There are parts of Reno that are dirty and weird in a way that I like. It’s not clear how things got to be that way, obviously there’s some level of ingrained poverty that inform the flashy and affluent bits. The bored black jack dealers with their hands behind their backs waiting for players. The maintenance personnel, the housekeepers and cooks and their offspring, growing up into the world where meth seems like a legitimate pathway to career advancement (it at least gives you the energy to work for the man). This is like all of society, but I find it rare to see a place where this stuff isn’t swept under the rug. Hasn’t been. The city hasn’t really got a handle on how to do that. Partially, this is because Reno in recent years has been flooded with migrants from California, fleeing California rent prices. Little do they know, by the time they get there, Reno ain’t much better. Not for proper housing anyway. Little pockets of poverty form around cheap hotels.

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Jesse Luthi
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A final Luthi

Podcast: Western Thought. Writes literary fiction. His audiobook The Town of Books; first chapter. https://www.mixcloud.com/jondrist/town-of-books-chapter-1/

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