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there is no dark side of the moon

Every year is getting shorter, never seem to find the time— george roger waters— ■ Fifty years later, you set out to properly listen to Pink Floyd’s “Dark Side of the Moon” in an effort to re-live your misspent youth. … Continue reading

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you were only waiting for this moment to be free

Take these broken wings and learn to fly— sir james paul mccartney— We were walking in the bird park in the twilight hours a couple of weeks ago. A bird was sitting next to the sidewalk. At the point where … Continue reading

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never trust someone who puts cream in her coffee

You live with someone forever and think you know them. Their strengths, their weaknesses, their deepest secrets, all the quirks and details in the ebb and flow of their life. And then, 25 years after meeting her, the horrible truth … Continue reading

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brothers, part 32

Of all the things I miss most about Rick, this might be the one I miss most. That look. He had a look that always made you think he was up to something. It might be a scheme, an escape … Continue reading

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interstate love song (a phone text transcript)

Oregon: Hi this is niece Kate! New Oregon number so people here will stop thinking I’m a spam caller. We’re excited to see y’all soon. Arizona: Clearly spam. Nice try, Nigerian prince. Oregon: We’ve been trying to reach you regarding … Continue reading

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