Monthly Archives: April 2022

the quotable mo sheppo, part 35

After a trip to the doctor to get her stitches removed: 4 p.m.: “I think I’m OK without a pain pill.” 4:30 p.m.: “Maybe I’ll try half of a pain pill.” 5:00 p.m.: “I would like the other half of … Continue reading

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brothers, part 37

Late last night so far awayI dreamed myself a dreamWell I dreamed I was so all aloneIsn’t it nice to be home again? — the prophet james vernon taylor— And then you go for a drive. Because that’s what he … Continue reading

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returning to where you came from, wherever it is

“Ahead is the fog that is the future,and there is only straight and down. There is another sign, and then another.The road has no name. This is the commonest name in the world for a road.”— J. Robert Lennon, “Let … Continue reading

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today in history

On this date: 1955: The Salk vaccine against polio was declared safe and effective. 1961: Soviet cosmonaut Yuri Gagarin became the first man to fly in space, orbiting the earth once before making a safe landing. 1963: Civil rights leader … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 99

“This story is about a lot of things, but mostly about idiots. So it needs saying from the outset that it’s always very easy to declare that other people are idiots, but only if you forget how idiotically difficult being … Continue reading

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