Monthly Archives: October 2009


  When I got to the middle of the street a black guy was already there, grandly gesturing to a car to pass by. People around here are great jaywalkers – they don’t stroll obliviously into traffic, cell phone to … Continue reading

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Startlingly Prescient

In my reading of Heine I came across the startlingly prescient passage: Christianity, and this is its finest achievement, quieted this brutal Germanic lust for battle to some degree, but could not eradicate it entirely, and if one day that … Continue reading

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a driver’s license photo that looks like me!

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By Max Jacob   When the boat arrived in the islands of the Indian Ocean we discovered that we had no maps. We had to disembark! That was how we came to know who was on board: there was a … Continue reading

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Crime Beat: Reassuring News

  About 3:30 p.m., the police reported a man on campus wearing a black tank top and a cowboy hat, carrying a black puppy and a large hunting knife. Lieutenant Ross said that the man was being questioned, but that … Continue reading

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Steely McBeam’s team likes to make him sweat a little, but tonight he’s a happy guy again

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  In the crowded lobby of the chalet at the bottom of the hill. She’s vivid, fully realized, and I’m content to just watch her bustle around until she comes so close that our eyes meet and it would be … Continue reading

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