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I had the strangest dream last night. I was a sargeant on the battlefield of Gettysburg. Somewhere in the cold morning light they sounded a charge and the guns started firing. Two of my men were cut down right then. As the morning wore on, people were clinging to each other saying their good-byes, and […]


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I am obsessed with Blade Runner. I was just thinking today about one of my favorite scenes. Rachel is reminded of an experience from her childhood. It’s an implanted memory, but that’s not important. A spider with an orange body and green legs was outside her window. She watched it build a web all summer. […]


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It’s no secret that my company announced in a press release Monday that there would be layoffs. On Friday night I went to not one but two parties to try to cheer myself up, though I’m afraid it didn’t last through the weekend. Last year about 25 people moved from Seattle to Orlando to work […]


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Monday afternoon. I slip two tokens into the slot. Somewhere within the machine, a latch releases. Eight white balls roll down a chute and come to a stop with a clack. I am 28 years old and I am starting my first job. There isn’t much to do, there’s time to try out streaming radio, […]


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Last night was my first time brave enough to get on stage at Rising Star and karaoke with a live band. I loved everything about it! High marks for the lights hitting you on stage so you’re not so focused on whether or not the audience looks bored. I used to carpool. I had just […]


The last time I had a rotten day I went out and bought myself an $80 shirt. Today was a rotten day at work, so I went out and bought myself something expensive again. Work needs to improve or I will go broke in spite of the income. Tonight’s purchase was a yellow cardigan and […]


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I’ve been getting a lot of sweet notes from people who have heard about the lightning. So here is the story: I had meetings over lunch so I ran an errand late in the day. I couldn’t find the store I was looking for so I was over an hour gone. A storm started up […]


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Halloween decorations started going up at work several days ago, but it was a decoration bonanza this afternoon. As the aliens to the rest of our department’s Men in Black, we covered the outside of our cube’s with green cobwebs, black paper sky, glow in the dark stars and spaceship cutouts. Everyone has an alien […]


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Last night we had dinner out on Hwy 192. Driving down the road, passing giant flamingo statues, neon magenta, all-you-can-eat lobster feasts, mine car mountains of miniature golf, seashell giftshops full of wrestling t-shirts and knock-off Disney beach towels, dippin dots ice cream shops, white stallion dinner shows, towering wizards attached to storefronts with outstretched […]


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People at my new office keep coming up to me with this furtive sidelong glance and saying, “Uh, you’ve heard Halloween is a big deal here right?” It’s like they’re a little embarrassed about how big a deal it really is. I got the first email announcement three weeks ago and thought it was a […]


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