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swimming across lake tahoe

“Focus on the task at hand and trust that the rest will follow. Because, after all, if you keep looking at how far away you are, you will never get there.” — alexander carlisle — I wake up at 2 … Continue reading

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i’m not an elephant

“The Elephant don’t do dope.”— Deems — Nurse: I’m going to start you off with another round of steroids. Me: Damn. There go my hopes of qualifying for the Olympics. Drug testing, you know. Nurse: Aren’t they already over? Me: … Continue reading

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everything is fine in the end

Sunny Skies sleeps in the morningHe doesn’t know when to rise— the prophet james vernon taylor— As I settle into my tiny home for the next six hours or so on my first day of dancing the Chemo Mambo, I … Continue reading

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the last record album

I read the papersAnd I got the bluesI’m so sad to hear the news.— the prophet lowell george— My first presidential election night as a journalist was Nov. 4, 1980. A peanut farmer was running against a B-list movie actor. … Continue reading

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life is funny, part 386

“There ain’t no answer. There ain’t gonna be any answer. There never has been an answer. There’s your answer.” — Gertrude Stein — Running past a memorial service 18 times, I have a lot of questions. Who was Bob? What … Continue reading

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