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Roids and The Wunderkammer

Following receipt of a stern text from Wanda, my personal physician and mentor regarding the many legal ways to prolong a problematic existence, I swallow a substance that causes profound side effects. I am no stranger to substances that produce … Continue reading

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Back From the Hole, Into Fresh Water

I’m at the bottom of a deep hole. I have things to do: pieces to write, paintings to finish. I can’t get to them. I’m in a hole. It’s dark down here, torturous. Reckoned in terms of pain produced, each … Continue reading

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Modalities and Me

It’s morning. Kathy has been up for an hour. She drank three cups of herbal tea, watched a video alerting her to the dangers of lectins, and is at the keyboard, singing at top volume, rehashing show tunes from her … Continue reading

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Boris, Al, Jim, and a Pinched Scrotum

It is late autumn, the aspen have turned. We crest the summit of the pass. A strong tailwind pushes us as we begin our descent.   Me, Boris. Boris Ballsack. My new name, according to my wife, Kathy. I come … Continue reading

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