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The Inevitable Towel

"A towel, [The Hitchhiker's Guide to the Galaxy] says, is about the most massively useful thing an interstellar hitchhiker can have. Partly it has great practical value. You can wrap it around you for warmth as you bound across the

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Becoming a Feaster

Feast (n): 

1 a : an elaborate and usually abundant meal often accompanied by a ceremony or entertainment: BANQUET 

B (1) : something that gives unusual or abundant enjoyment 

(2) : ABUNDANCE, PROFUSION 

2  : a periodic religious observance commemorating…

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March Recap and Mea Culpa

Dear friends, 

I confess, this consistency beast is killing me! I missed writing my February recap, but in that vein, I published four songs and a short story (first in a hopefully fun series). So I had good vibes about…

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Monopoly

11 Minutes 

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28 June 1949 

“Grab a smoke?” Sean nodded at the leather cigarette case. 

Joe eased one onto the table and shoved it toward him, keeping his gaze fixed on the camera’s viewfinder. He produced from his trouser…

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January Recap

Hey everybody, 

One month of this artistic experiment down, eleven upcoming! As I expected, executing the plan is proving more difficult than talking about it, and I’ve fallen behind. This month I posted a trio of songs and two writings…

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Counting the Days

Lately I've dwelt on the subject of mortality: seeking a neutral reflection, I find such musings must drift toward the personal. A nagging sense of death’s hidden omnipresence haunts me. I cannot avoid its touching my realm someday, but God…

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Ashes

9 min.

 

A sweaty, crumpled handful of bills tumbled to the counter. The cashier stared at the filth-covered wad, shuddering from the unwashed man’s pungent odor. He stretched the money flat with his fingertips, laboring to avoid touching it. Three…

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