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and don’t get me started on his converse all-star band

Hello, fellow conspiracy theorists. I’m sure we’re all a bit shocked by the sudden demise of Chuck Berry, inventor of those simple basketball shoes with the little round logo. I must admit I never owned a pair, or even rented … Continue reading

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living with an artist, part 14

It’s late. I’m hungry. I want a Little Something. And there’s a cupcake in the fridge. Except it’s not a cupcake. It’s a still life subject.  Mo paints cupcakes. I suspect it’s because when you paint fruit, all you have … Continue reading

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talk like a pirate yin/yang

yin: i find myself at the home depot, not even having realized i was lost. mo is buying spray paint to support her habit, so i’m wandering aimlessly. until i see it. it’s parked in front of the store. not … Continue reading

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just another work conversation, part 28

me: i don’t think it’s safe that all the copy editors are sitting next to each other today. what if there’s a bomb? the entire rim would be wiped out. co-worker 1: maybe you should spread out across the room. … Continue reading

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The Great Pants Scare of 2016

i’m putting on my pants. i have done this many times, so i don’t give it much thought. until. as i secure my belt, i feel something in my left pants leg. it’s big. it’s creepy.  AND IT’S MOVING AROUND. … Continue reading

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emily dickinson’s fly

i’m on the w.b. ray high school track. 6 mile hm pace run. miles is miles.  it’s just another run, with one exception. or two. or four.  i’m listening to an album called “please please me” by a band called … Continue reading

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the best thing about training plans

the best thing about training plans is that they make you do stuff you don’t want to do. today is a 6-mile run at race pace. i worked late last night. i welcomed christmas eve with the remains of the … Continue reading

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