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he blames the king of denmark. who does that?

“Are you running the marathon?” he asks. I know this conversation will not go well. Mo and I are standing next to a Phoenix/Mesa Marathon sign on the way back from Usery, shooting a photo. It’s for our friend Gwen, … Continue reading

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carlos is alive and well in argentina

Not to yield says it all. the enduring, the surviving, does not stop with age. — the prophet sheehan I’m not sure about Uncle Hal. 35 bucks seems to have gotten me the running plan equivalent of Panda Express fortune … Continue reading

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questions 67 and 68

I smiled and I got up to go I was hoping for a goodbye to hold But it was kinda like touching a ghost So I ran when I walked out — the prophet larkin He’s waiting in the closet. … Continue reading

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you can never have too much sky

the quote floats around in my head like a wayward balloon stuck in a tree at the mad dog playground. you can never have too much sky. It’s from a sandra cisneros story, or possible a mike tyson tattoo. i think it’s … Continue reading

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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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