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a gift from my mother the day i was born

Oh, I love trash! Anything dirty or dingy or dusty Anything ragged or rotten or rusty Yes, I love trash. — the prophet oscar the grouch Can you recycle a Post-it? I ponder for a second as it hovers over … Continue reading

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Life is funny, part 374

We’re wandering around the Desert Botanical Garden. A pleasant day in May in that Summer is Just Around the Corner kind of way. The cactus are blooming, the baby quail are scurrying, the butterflies are flittering. A good day. We … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 67

’Cause we all know how life works, right? You’re born. You make up a bunch of goals and plans. You don’t do any of ’em. A bunch of stuff you didn’t think of comes along and makes you into something … Continue reading

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things running taught me

1. It never always gets worse. When things go bad, don’t give up. It’s just a bad stretch. Keep going and you’ll get a second wind. Maybe it won’t be a headwind. 2. Don’t look at the whole race. Just … Continue reading

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mr. pants’ guide to job interviews

when a prospective employer calls, consider answering with: “hello.” as opposed to: “you should know i’m watching a hallmark movie starring luke perry on a dude ranch that i’ve seen several times even though the nfl is currently on, a … 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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big yellow taxi came and took away my old job

don’t it always seem to go that you don’t know what you’ve got till it’s gone? — the prophet joni mitchell gonna miss those peeps … p.s. i always wanted to edit that chorus. should be “Doesn’t it seem you … Continue reading

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