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home is where the art is

“I don’t paint dreams or nightmares,I paint my own reality.”― Frida Kahlo He just wanted his art up. That’s all. Bruce is our friend. He’s settling in to a new apartment after he was kicked out of his previous abode because … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 23

In the dark times will there also be singing? Yes, there also will be singing. About the dark times. — Bertolt Brecht Sunshine and disinfectant. It all sounded so simple. Mister Pants had read about Salazar’s advice with skepticism. The … Continue reading

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just another morning conversation, part 78

Me: They want me to pay $200 for that race. Mo: I will put on a race for you for $150. Me: T-shirt? Mo: Included in entry fee. Me: I’m in. I think people get married partly because it’s more … Continue reading

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for what it’s earth

On the last day of the world,I would want to plant a tree.— W.S. Merwin Being old, I can remember when Earth Day was a big deal. We had Lofty Ideas like “saving the planet” and “protecting the ozone layer” … Continue reading

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the day i didn’t sign up for a race. a photo essay.

And that was the day I didn’t sign up for a race. The end.

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mister pants, part 22

Fetch the bolt cutters. I’ve been in here too long. — the prophet fiona Mister Pants had no idea how to deal with the concept of masks. On the one hand, he was stunningly unattractive, and any facial covering was … Continue reading

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giving tanks

Give me a heart to hang onto Give me a soul that’s tailored new Give me a heart to hang onto —  Peter Dennis Blandford Townshend — Easter morning on the Ed Whitlock Memorial Loop. It doesn’t feel like Easter … Continue reading

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