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I find peace in wrapped hands and sweat in my eyes, in the knowing grimmace and bent back, hands on thighs, of my neighbor, for a split second of eye contact, a too hot room, leather bags popping mix tape … Continue reading

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The Benefits of Boring

I am boring.  While it is debatable whether or not this is my most reprehensible quality, it is a great launching pad. Being boring has opened many doors during my admittedly dilettante life.  My boring traits have manifested in many qualities … Continue reading

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A punk looks at his late 40s

Diving in rush-hour 5:30 PM traffic, I check my mirror and lean up to get a full view of my chin. My goatee is nearly 50% gray, the lines on my face deep grooves, borrowed from every LP I left … Continue reading

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