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Fine Margins
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Fine Margins

If they were to find joy, it would come from the margins. From the jump, the wide areas were clearly there for the home team with promotion aspirations and, just before the halftime whistle, the back of the net was finally rippled. Hernandez had found himself in acres of Yorkshire […]

The Shape of Time Being The Only White People In The Room In Selma Alabama
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The Shape of Time Being The Only White People In The Room In Selma Alabama

The turn missed wasn’t there — a phantom limb. Goddamnit, Google Maps. My own phantom limb wasn’t technically a limb at all, it was a mind still at sea, adrift upon the Gulf, baked by the sun not kissing me back home. My mind rested atop a weary body that […]

4 hours and 230 miles of driving for 22 minutes of Grace
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4 hours and 230 miles of driving for 22 minutes of Grace

I knew that, as part of a multi-band radio station concert, she wouldn’t perform a long set but still I patiently waited for Let It Show tickets to drop, drop, drop in price to a more than reasonable $13 each on SeatGeek, and then surprised the girls with a semi-spontaneous […]

How Far We’ve Come: Nearly a Decade with Dawes
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How Far We’ve Come: Nearly a Decade with Dawes

The only point of clocks and maps The only point of looking back Is to see how far we’ve come It was a Thursday night. Not too chilly, not too warm. It was, simply put, a perfect mid-November night in Philly. Parking was still easy to find in the neighborhood […]

Our Last Road Trip
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Our Last Road Trip

Our Last Road Trip This one was an expensive, drawn-out lesson. It took our two-week, one-way summertime drive from the Carnival Cruise port of Seattle to the driveway of our suburban Philly home to realize what we probably already knew, deep down, but didn’t want to admit. At least the […]

Holding It Together While Thinking About The Ending To My Story
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Holding It Together While Thinking About The Ending To My Story

I would have never done it, but isn’t that what they all say. It probably goes without saying that waking for the day at 2:37, 3:14, or 3:51 in the morning, every morning and in excruciating pain at that, has a myriad of only negative consequences on a person. The […]

Spoiled Rotten on the Snake River
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Spoiled Rotten on the Snake River

I didn’t have my first taste of BBQ until my late 20s. Throughout the next decade there would be occasions where I would offer up this curious nugget from my culinary back story to various people in mixed company. There was always a natural lead-in, I’m not that random (although […]

From Alaska to the Atlantic Down My Nervy Right Side
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From Alaska to the Atlantic Down My Nervy Right Side

It’s 3:26 A.M. and I’m awake. This is my new normal. There’s a shooting pain coursing down my right leg thanks to a shifted disc getting too cozy with a nerve, like a drunk guy leaning on the shoulder of a young lady at a bar. He reeks of strong […]

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