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On sense and scents

Last night my wife and I went to an event at our local library. It was a night of folk music celebrating National Poetry Month, and the American Songbag of Carl Sandburg. Not the most exciting venue in town, but … Continue reading

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That’s my favorite show

Cute couple fixes crappy old house by ripping out everything and bringing in all new stuff. Celebrity chefs take turns making food. Amateur chefs take turns making food. Celebrity amateur chef feeds her quirky friends. Quirky characters interact with their … Continue reading

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The slowest afternoon in history

Can anyone explain the elastic nature of time? Far from the impartial marking of minutes and seconds with metronome-like clarity, it actually is cruel and capricious. The few hours of work remaining on a Friday afternoon stretch at the speed … Continue reading

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A few minutes of quiet

I know its been really quiet around here. I spent most of 2017 in stunned silence, unable to understand how we arrived at where we are today. If the giant suck at the heart of our national conversation cannot be … Continue reading

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The worst portal into another dimension

Not every portal into another space/time is going to have an epic vista. Some will have a view you’d rather not see: T-Rex’s litter box Dracula’s bat boy Beethoven’s last movement My Little Tarantula The Straights of San Francisco Nancy … Continue reading

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We really don’t want to hear it

I’m really very sorry to be eavesdropping on your conversation. I try to pretend that I’m not privy to your opinions and salacious musings, but I really can’t help it. When you talk in public on your cell phone what … Continue reading

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The trouble with mirrors

I’m not at all sure that mirrors are benign. I think that the objective reality they appear to represent probably doesn’t actually exist. It’s a mind trap. There is plenty of literary precedent. Mirrors have long been portrayed as tools … Continue reading

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