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things i wish i had said, part 73

“I have been waiting all my life and now I just don’t know what the hell to say.” — Doug Jones

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but maybe avoid the cabeza taco

there is so much joy in going late at night to a little food truck in the hispanic neighborhood near work. ordering food when you don’t have any idea what it is. being the only two whiteys around and having … Continue reading

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skittles and me

i grew up with m&ms. the straight-up chocolate no frills no peanuts no pretzels no peanut butter just chocolate thank you very much variety. growing up in west texas, you appreciate the candy shell. a hershey bar melts on the … Continue reading

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i can’t breathe

I’m sitting on the bench next to the front door of the store. I don’t feel like a criminal. Mo texted and asked me to bring her jacket over. She’s in the cold room, she wrote. Just knock on the door. … Continue reading

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Our journey is not complete

“I love the smell of perfume and Tiger Balm.” — Mo Sheppo —- I’m listening to the Obama inauguration aftermath on NPR. I had stayed home just long enough to hear the speech and watch Jay-Z leave the stands. If … Continue reading

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3 miles (12:11, 134)

Funny how the smallest thing can have such a big effect on your life. One minute I’m just standing there, daydreaming. I’m sizing up people. A woman looks pretty fit. She’s wearing a Nike hat and shorts. Her toenails are … Continue reading

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fill up your mind with all it can know

I’m working on our 2012 election guide (conveniently labeled with the year for people who don’t know which election this is) and Jeff Tweedy asks me (speaking telepathically through my ipod) Is any song worth singing if it doesn’t help? … Continue reading

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