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brothers, part 21

He’s pacing around nervously. I don’t know what to do. So we go for a walk. But the magic is gone. He stays six paces behind me, wary of the stranger leading him to an uncertain future. We make the … Continue reading

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brothers, part 20

We’re listening to Lisa Bastoni on a chilly October morning. The dogs, in the next room, may or may not be creating mischief. We’re on the honor system here, and there is no honor among doggos. I’m flopped on the … Continue reading

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hi, how are you

“When I was a kid, I always thought that I’d be a comic book artist,” Daniel Johnston once said. “It took a long time to start thinking that I could be a musician.” I had no idea those were the … Continue reading

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all’s weil that ends weil

Some things you can give up. And some things you can’t. Mo and I have decided to become vetegarians. Actually we became vegetarians, but it’s quite early and I haven’t had my coffee, and vetegarians does seem to have a … Continue reading

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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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