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studebakers

“There are no symptoms to age.If I can dodge the mirror in the morning,I’m an 18-year-old.”— the prophet sheehan— In my head I’m running a marathon, and I’m about to go full-out Lance Armstrong. If a chemo marathon is like … Continue reading

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conversations with char, part 4

me: How are you? char: Terrible. I can’t get the slot machine to work on my phone. me: We can’t come in your room, so you may be stuck for a while. char: $@&!!!*&^^!! me: We can gamble the old-fashioned … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 90

“It is a feeling that every copy editor knows. You bolt upright out of a deep sleep at 3 a.m., eyes wide open, and you say to yourself, Did I misspell ‘Kyrgyzstan’ last night? And nine times out of 10, … Continue reading

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grab your purple crayon

“Magic beans, baby. Magic beans.”— the prophet barack obama—  A blank running log. A road stretching out with no end in sight.  Hope on the horizon. You ponder making a  New Year’s Resolution. Sure, you never came anywhere close to … Continue reading

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dreams, part 7

“Life is strange, isn’t it?” — Ann Dunham — “You must try the shad!” I appear to be in a market that sells fish in old England, somewhere between Monty Python’s “Holy Grail” and Boris Johnson’s “Brexit Blues.” I’m trying … Continue reading

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