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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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“At a certain point, I’ve just concluded that for me personally it is important for me to go ahead and affirm that I think same-sex couples should be able to get married.” — President Barack Obama

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