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i thought it was a bird, but it was just a paper bag

“The only thing I don’t doubt is my doubt.”— spalding gray— It’s one of those days. I’ve been trudging through a collection of short stories about the lives of Cambodian Americans (“Afterparties” by Anthony Vaesna So.) I’m about halfway through … Continue reading

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shoes

OK, I have a shoe problem. Longtime readers (although I have no longtime readers) will recall The Great Piranha Experiment, in which I ran in a hapless pair of Asics way past when they thought they would be retired to … Continue reading

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the new nike shoes: a review

Well, sure. I was curious. Would those new Nike shoes make me faster? They were touted as being significantly better than the competition. A Fancy Pants Patent (US No. 3783750) protected the technology from interlopers, whatever an interloper is. And … Continue reading

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i thought about the army

In this time of introspection. On the eve of my election, I say to my reflection God, please spare me more rejection. — the prophet folds They’re standing at the corner, the starting line of the Gumbo 5K, although I … Continue reading

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why i hate the coronado track’s rules

■ No spikes longer than 1/4 inch are allowed. ■ No gum or sunflower seeds are allowed. ■ No tobacco products are allowed. ■ No food or drinks are allowed. ■ No unaccompanied penguins are allowed. ■ No wheeled vehicles … Continue reading

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