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Halfway Home

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

Twelve hours remain of 2009–let’s see if I finish this post before the ball drops. Argentina was a good time, hanging with Pauly and Change and Otis and Joe Giron and Jonathan Boncek. While perhaps my proudest moment of the year came in Argentina–successfully getting from Pittsburgh to Mar del Plata all by myself–one of…
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The Beginning of the End

Thursday, December 31st, 2009

It’s been New Year’s Eve for ten minutes now and if I’m gonna write a year-in-review post I’d better get cracking, as the year (and the decade) are tick-tick-ticking away. I’d like to do one of those tidy recaps where I post links to all the stuff I wrote the last twelve months, but to…
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Triumph of the Will

Tuesday, December 8th, 2009

Today’s the sixth anniversary of this here blog. The one I don’t write in as much as I should–working on it. Seems a lot longer than six years, to be honest. I remember clattering away during my lunch breaks three jobs ago, writing about my low-limit poker play and troubles with haircuts (might get one…
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Caveman Scribbles, At Best

Tuesday, December 1st, 2009

When I was in grade school we didn’t receive grades for penmanship. We learned how to write, sure, and I remember those heady days when we were first allowed to try our hand at cursive. All those loops, those swirls! The letters linking arms to form each individual word. I want to say it was…
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