Author Archives: gary

About gary

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why am i always the last to know?

“The first time I was ever paid to publish anything, it was 2013, the end of the blog era.” — Jia Tolentino

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things i wish i had said, part 83

“People who read are not happy. People who do not read are not happy. People are not very happy.” — Bob Kaufman

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december 2019

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american jesus

He’s on the course again today.  Floppy hat, little dog, and the song. Always the song. I have no idea what it is. Seems like some sort of Buddhist chant. He sings it at the top of his lungs as … Continue reading

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dave

Nov 10, 1969 Dear Cheri, How are you? Hope everything is fine. I haven’t written for a few days, thought I better write you. We’re now at FSB Deb. It’s about 10 miles north of Marge. The road beyond here … Continue reading

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mary and me

running twice a day isn’t that hard when you only run 2 and 1 miles. i am a genius. i know what you’re saying. gee, mr. pants. 3 miles a day. 13 minute pace. ZERO followers. you are quite the … Continue reading

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rainbows

“it’s okay to be white,” says the sign taped to the fence outside the track. i’m not sure why it bothers me so much. but i think the answer lies on the track. it’s a beautiful day, sunny and 70 … Continue reading

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