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Dear Dad

“Dear Mother. My life is — unfinished letter found in a Boston prison — Always be prepared in case of an emergency. I learned this as a kid. Keep enough provisions on hand in case of Doomsday. Toilet paper, coffee, … Continue reading

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desert solitaire

“The desert says nothing.  Completely passive, acted upon but never acting, the desert lies there like the bare skeleton of Being, spare, sparse, austere, utterly worthless, inviting not love but contemplation.” — Edward Abbey — And so you head to … Continue reading

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we rolled right past that tragedy

No regrets, Coyote We just come from such different sets of circumstances. — the prophet joni — Mo and I are sitting in the car at the bird loop when it comes sauntering past. The local coyote. I suppose having … Continue reading

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mister pants, part 24

“Turning Plato and Hegel on their heads I sometimes choose to think, no doubt perversely, that man is a dream, thought an illusion, and only rock is real. Rock and sun.” — Edward Abbey — You get so caught up … Continue reading

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the keys to a good marriage, part 9

Mo is looking at Instagram. She frowns. “People shouldn’t write long captions below their photos on Instagram. It should just be photos,” she declares. “Ummm, I write long captions below my photos on Instagram,” I point out. “Nobody but YOU … Continue reading

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