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“It’s weird to feel like you miss someone you’re not even sure you know.” — david foster wallace

When there’s nothing left to burn, you have to set yourself on fire — the prophet torquil campbell — I had googled the above quote, which is part song lyric and part rallying cry for a disenfranchised  electorate, just to … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 54

The truth: This story is true, and everything in it happened to me. But I could tell this story all day long. It’s nothing personal. People think my guts were quivering on the floor. People in the audience tell me … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 52

Pictures never do her justice, you know? She always says she wishes there was a way to do people’s lives a little more justice. — bryn k. chancellor

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Things I wish I had said, Part 33

“Running was discovery, a return to the past, a proof that life did come full cycle and the child was father to the man. Because the person I found, the self I discovered, was the person I was in my … Continue reading

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Hanging with the cats in the hats

While I was selfishly running a trail race, Mo was in Arizona teaching kids in a tiny mining town how to draw monkeys. Mo is going to heaven for sure. I hope she sends me a postcard. I’ve heard it’s … Continue reading

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This path has a heart

“A path is only a path, and there is no affront, to oneself or to others, in dropping it if that is what your heart tells you . . . Look at every path closely and deliberately. Try it as … Continue reading

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cowboys

ad for room in movie: Rooms $6 a week. No cowboys. me: Why don’t they want cowboys? mo: Cowboys are smelly. me: Why are they smelly? mo: You’ll have to wait for my next children’s book: “Why are Cowboys Smelly?” … Continue reading

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