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once upon a friendship

Bad days: — In the second grade, I ran away from school because I hadn’t done my homework. I hid in the alley all afternoon while plotting a scheme that would keep me from having to return. — On my … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 363

he’s wearing an incredibly cool pair of vintage asics racers. i’m smitten. i have just finished 2 miles on the dirt track at cole, seeing if the softer surface would help my ailing knee. it did not. maybe i’m finished? … 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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space monkey and me, part 3

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space monkey and me

the philosopher aristotle once proclaimed: “everybody has something to hide except me and my monkey.” but nobody ever hid HIS monkey. it began innocently enough. i was at a gallery event at which they ply you with alcohol so you … Continue reading

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the answer, my friend

here’s the thing about crappy weather: it’s your friend. i ran 8 miles on the jackalope today. it was exactly the sort of day i hate most. the wind was a steady 25 mph, that kind of south tejas day made … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 55

I have a PhD in theoretical physics. I understand the statistics behind Powerball at a deep and profound level — I could teach anyone why it is  a bad idea to buy a ticket. I buy Powerball tickets. I am … Continue reading

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