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life with an artist, part 17

I ask mo if I can send the cat painting. “No,” she says. “It’s not done.” I think I know how parents must feel with their kids. And copy editors with headlines, runners with their distances and poets with words. … Continue reading

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me and loretta

Ya’ know that old trees just grow stronger And old rivers grow wilder ev’ry day Old people just grow lonesome Waiting for someone to say, “Hello in there, hello” — the prophet prine It’s late Tuesday at the Whataburger. I … Continue reading

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or not

“You read the papers and you’re led to believe that the world is a big, scary place. People, the narrative goes, are not to be trusted. People are bad. People are evil. “I don’t buy it. Evil is a make-believe … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 380

I got up early today. I’ve read that in the summer if you run before noon it’s not as hot. It’s an interesting theory.  As I get ready, I’m reading about the adventures of Lauren and Jay. They’re bicycle tourists. … Continue reading

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papa we’ll go sailing

Here I am lost in the wind ‘Round in circles sailing Like a ship that never comes in Standing by myself — the prophet randy newman I’m running in the afternoon, because it’s just not quite warm enough in the morning … Continue reading

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the quotable mo sheppo, part 23

“I accidentally put some coffee in the hummingbird feeder.” Note to self: wear bike helmet when walking to car today.

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marley

Who holds your hand when you’re alone? — the prophet patty larkin I’m no expert on either, but given the choice of herding cats or keeping up with four little boys at the same time, I’m taking my chances with … Continue reading

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