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the last time i saw richard

Closing time unplug them people and send them home It’s closing time — the prophet lyle lovett For someone who prides himself on his pessimism, I’ve been way too hopeful about the track. I’ve been going there and running the … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 383

Well I’m a standin’ on a corner in Winslow, Arizona Such a fine sight to see It’s a girl my lord in a flatbed Ford slowin’ down to take a look at me. Except, of course, I’m in Scottsdale, Arizona. … Continue reading

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my expensive church service

Father forgive us for what we must do You forgive us and we’ll forgive you We’ll forgive each other ’til we both turn blue And we’ll whistle and go fishing in the heavens — the prophet john prine There are … Continue reading

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hanzo huraches and me

Days full of rain Sky’s comin’ down again I get so tired Of these same old blues Same old song Baby, it won’t be long ‘fore I be tyin’ on My flyin’ shoes — the prophet van zandt The last … Continue reading

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my life as a hipster dog

The track was closed today because the track is always closed. That’s not new. What IS new is that the dog park was closed because of the Great Storm of 2019. But fear not — the dogs just moved the … Continue reading

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radiant shimmering light

Snapshots from a rainy day: » I pull on my wool shirt, my fleece jacket, my marmot rain jacket, my neoprene booties, some shoes I don’t mind getting soaked, and head out into the elements. Rain and wind be damned; … Continue reading

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anne who?

And then, after 20 years as a law-abiding citizen, I jumped the fence at the track. It started out innocently enough. Walking up, I could see the only gate open yesterday was now locked, so no track today. But as … Continue reading

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