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Squidding

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In the final assignment of a non-credit course in writing that I’ve already failed, Ben asks me/us/whoever to Tell us the story of your most-prized possession. I read his mail and my first reaction was “I don’t have one.” After that, I went about my day. I mowed the lawn. (Not exactly as shown, but I like the sentiment.) I weeded the garden a little. (Is that a weed? I’m not sure — maybe I’ll […]

Panning

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(If this is a little rough, blame Michelle.) I am not an authority figure in a hat. I don’t much like authority figures and I don’t particularly care for hats either. Despite this, I acknowledge that occasionally the stars and planets align in such a way that ‘they’ can say something that contains a grain of truth. Occasionally. In particular, one (faux) authority figure said something like “I may not know much about art, but […]

Greeting

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I was sitting by the window eating a tuna salad sandwich (excellent, but the sliced cucumber was completely unnecessary), watching guys in orange vests getting ready to pave the street and trying to figure out why they had a lawn mower with them. I had tentatively decided that the lawn mower must belong to a different group of guys in orange vests — right? — when a guy walked in the door and surveyed the […]