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Cell phones and the world-wide web by
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As a musician, actor, writer, and part-time carpenter, I had grown tired of planning how I was going to buy my next pair of shoes, so I unpacked my diploma and went looking for a job. I had three criteria — the job had to (1) involve writing, editing, and publishing; (2) take place in…
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X-Rays, Motorcycle boots, Cuban heels, and Jimmy Choo by
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Prompted By Shoes

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I do love me my shoes. When I was a little kid we went to a shoe store that featured an x-ray machine that you could stick your feet inside and radiate the hell out of them. It made your bones glow. Scary, how little they knew about radiation back then. Despite my fascination with…
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Totem Salmon — fruit from a different garden by
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Prompted By The Garden

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"...we have lost previous models of a more elegantly balanced life among humans." — Freeman House, Totem Salmon
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Full Circle by
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Prompted By Lost and Found

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“Don’t sweat it,” I said. I couldn’t get the “brother” part out; it stuck in my craw.
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Covidream 2.1 by
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Prompted By Pandemic Summer

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I awoke with a familiar mixture of covid emotions, sadness and gratitude...
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How beautiful it was… by
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Not much to say on cursive, although I had perfect cursive writing scores in third and fourth grade. I liked how beautiful it was, all the curves and the way the style let you keep your number two pencil on the page when you finally got to write whole words and sentences. Now my handwriting…
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Outside Agitators — showbiz goes to the demo by
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Prompted By Protests

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Mao Tse Tung, Uncle Ho / Dow chemical has got to go
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Ornithology by
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Prompted By Chance Encounters

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Damn, I thought, this guy has to be a musician...
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The Kitchen by
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Prompted By Recipes

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Good gawd how we tried.
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Superstition, science, blind faith, denial, and ignorance: a trumped-up world view by
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Prompted By Superstition

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If an event happens once, it can — and probably will — happen again.
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