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Covidream 3.2 — Circles by
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We each float at the center of a separate, outwardly radiating helix.
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Hey, Catcha Cobia by
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Hey, catcha cobia, Hey, catcha valentine, Hey catcha co co bia, Eyes cold valentine bia. I listened to that jingle for years. The damned thing became an ear worm. An ear worm can be a snatch of rhythm, a melodic phrase, a whole tune. First, they just crawl around your ear, but eventually they become…
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Harmonica Boy — RetroFlash by
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Prompted By First Memory

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Jamaica Plain housing project — age 3, going on 4
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My Covid Valentine by
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Prompted By Valentine's Day

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Mardi Gras 2020 — The last night out
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I like hats by
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Prompted By Hats

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I like hats. Hats can provide protection, inspire intrigue, and serve as typical or atypical representations of a hat wearer’s persona. I don’t often wear hats. I don’t think I look good in most hats, and I never know where to put them down when I’m not in the immediate need of a hat. Today,…
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Spiraling toward Sunrise by
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Prompted By Inaugurations

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I like to think of history in astronomical terms of spiraling orbits. In the same way the sun hurtles through space and our planets spiral along behind it, forever trying to catch up, history doesn’t move in cycles, it moves in spirals. I’d like to offer the possibility that — with our most recent inauguration…
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The San Francisco Mime Troupe Gorilla Marching Band performs in the San Francisco Saint Patrick’s Day Parade by
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Prompted By Good Trouble

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...they didn’t request tapes or photos.
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Dear Charlie… by
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I’m writing to you from a time far beyond your own.
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In a dark time… by
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Prompted By Hello Darkness

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Doggedly, I record signs of the coming light.
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The Day I Crashed Pacifica by
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Prompted By Interviews

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Recently, a flurry of studies, books, anecdotes, and urban legends claim that swearing is a sign of authenticity, honesty, and even intelligence. I don’t know. In most instances, I find that swearwords, used judiciously and with the all-important element of timing can be expressive and effective. I don’t recall when I began swearing, but it…
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