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i just wanted to drive around

I came back to the small town where the dreams came from way out here — Daniel Makins — I’m not a big believer in magic chickens. But maybe. The tale began with an email from Niece the Elder telling … Continue reading

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the longest mile (ok, three-tenths)

It’s an almost unfathomable distance, but it’s too late to back out now. We’re at the start line of the San Angelo Clubhouse 0.5K. Yes, that’s right. Half a kilometer. For those who don’t speak metric, that’s 0.311 miles, a … Continue reading

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the shirt

It’s in the back of his closet, quietly waiting for the next revolution. it first appeared back in the early ‘70s. rick was a bit of a rebel back then. the vietnam war was winding down, but a political divide … Continue reading

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foam rubber, usa

Watch out you might get what you’re after Boom babies strange but not a stranger I’m an ordinary guy — the prophet byrne They are dressed in their Sunday finest, assuming you’re consuming acid on Sunday when you choose your … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 384

It was a pretty great love story. OK, the movie was already well underway by the time I got there. The popcorn line was long, and it took me a long time to find the right person to go to … Continue reading

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down in the cellar in the Boho zone

He wanders up and pulls a drum out of the bag. And then, his life begins again. He’s an old guy. Has his own fold-up stool, the sure sign of a drum circle veteran. He joins maybe 10 or 12 … Continue reading

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life with an artist, part 18

“I NEED TWENTY BUCKS!!!” I’m standing on the sidewalk outside a row of semi-legit art galleries on First Friday when the woman walks up to me. Normally in these situations I shrug and walk the other way. But she’s very … Continue reading

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