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living with an artist, part 17

I’m watching TV. Mo has fallen asleep in her chair. I look up. There’s a dinosaur sitting on top of the TV with a thimble on its head. Why? Because she’s an artist. This is what she does. I thank … Continue reading

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listen, let’s not get caught

You shoot off a guy’s head with his pants down, believe me, Texas ain’t the place you want to get caught. — louise “So were you Thelma or Louise?” The bartender is asking Char about the road trip with her … Continue reading

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folgers

“If you’re ever lost, take a right.” — the prophet steven rowley “Coffee’s ready,” he says. “It’s Folgers.” It’s a little after 7 a.m. and I’m sitting in the waiting room of a Honda dealership in a little West Texas … Continue reading

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TGAEo2019, the end

We need pie. — Agent K The last day of the fast was a little dicey. Luckily, I’m normally incoherent, so it doesn’t seem to make a noticeable difference. It was 107 here today, and being from Phoenix we’re not … Continue reading

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TGAEo2019 Day 2

There was a senator — I think it was after my pancreatic cancer — who announced with great glee that I was going to be dead within six months. “That senator, whose name I have forgotten, is now himself dead, … Continue reading

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In my defense, they’re HEATH Klondike bars

I spend a lot of time wondering how I got so lucky as to marry this person. And why the heck she still puts up with me after 17 years. What is it that makes two people perfect for each … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 385

I would carry you on my shoulders Across the muddy river Texas feels like Mexico She reminds me of my mother — the prophet Alejandro Escovedo Char gives me her prescriptions. She’s almost 90 and has a fracture in her … Continue reading

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