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the quotable mo sheppo, part 21

“Do you want to take something for dinner? I have some stuff you won’t like!” This is why I love her so. It’s also why I’m often hungry.

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ok, mostly it’s the railroad red IPA

It’s perfect here, Mo says. Maybe it’s the stars. Maybe the train rumbling past as it parallels Route 66 on a cross-country mission. Maybe it’s the huge neon peace sign that’s been over the hostel since I can remembered. (just … Continue reading

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it’s pronounced Kiye-bab, dammit

“Where do you want to go?” I ask Mo. “Flag,” she says. And so we do. We arrive in Flag. “Where do you want to go?” I ask. “South Kaibab,” she says. And that’s how we ended up at the … Continue reading

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conversations with char, part 2

Char is 88. She just inherited the biggest TV I’ve ever seen. I ask her what she likes best about it. The wide-screen format? Finally being able to see the golf scores? The vast improvement in color? No. “I like … Continue reading

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i don’t even know where Algiers is

What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks disappearing? It’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s goodbye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture … Continue reading

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sarah

If you needed me I would come to you I’d swim the seas For to ease your pain — the prophet Townes Van Zandt I didn’t know Sarah very well. The problem with being a recluse is that it makes … Continue reading

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brothers, part 6

I found your letter in my mailbox today You were just checkin’ if I was okay And if I still miss you Well you know what they say Just once in a very blue moon And I feel one comin’ … Continue reading

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