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life is funny, part 384

It was a pretty great love story. OK, the movie was already well underway by the time I got there. The popcorn line was long, and it took me a long time to find the right person to go to … Continue reading

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down in the cellar in the Boho zone

He wanders up and pulls a drum out of the bag. And then, his life begins again. He’s an old guy. Has his own fold-up stool, the sure sign of a drum circle veteran. He joins maybe 10 or 12 … Continue reading

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life with an artist, part 18

“I NEED TWENTY BUCKS!!!” I’m standing on the sidewalk outside a row of semi-legit art galleries on First Friday when the woman walks up to me. Normally in these situations I shrug and walk the other way. But she’s very … Continue reading

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we’re all in the mood for a melody

the piano, it sounds like a carnival And the microphone smells like a beer — the prophet william joel i’m running half-mile loops around the arts center while mo communes with her clay. it’s one of those days — warm, … Continue reading

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taxing times

we’re working on our taxes. and by “we,” i mean mo is grappling with a huge pile of papers while i read a david sedaris book. it’s good to have specific roles when tackling a major task. i was always … Continue reading

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i hope she was wearing her helmet

i’m drinking my first cup of coffee on a too-early morning. but not just any coffee — it’s zamboni coffee. when mo and i first became a couple, we set out to find the World’s Best Coffeemaker, that being the … Continue reading

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whatever happened to owsley?

on the first loop, mo points out that we have new neighbors on the course. “they’re huey and louie,” she says. on the second loop, she points to them again. “zeus and thor,” she exclaims. “i thought they were huey … Continue reading

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