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Trader Joes
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Trader Joe’s

I’m at Trad­er Joe’s in Chapel Hill, my inter­im town. The local yup­pies so thirsty for this over­ly hyped place. I’m find­ing myself pon­der­ing the mys­tery behind it all. Wher­ev­er I look is emp­ty space and a red­neck par­adise, looks like the set­ting for Road­house… Read more

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Places

“We leave some­thing of our­selves behind when we leave a place, we stay there, even though we go away. And there are things in us that we can find again only by going back there.” ― Pas­cal Merci­er, Night Train to Lis­bon   this quote was… Read more

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Current reads

For the month of May: Bil­ly Collins, who I seem to iden­ti­fy with more than many. I dig his style. [one-third-first][/one-third-first] [one-third].[/one-third] [one-third][/one-third]

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80’s self

If you were to take a snap­shot of all the time between 2016–2021, go back in time to your past self some­where in the 1980’s and present your find­ings in the form of a mas­ter­ful­ly craft­ed doc­u­men­tary, how would you react? Scared and afraid? Excit­ed?… Read more

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Quote of the day #1

“Because we don’t know when we will die, we get to think of life as an inex­haustible well. Yet every­thing hap­pens only a cer­tain num­ber of times, and a very small num­ber real­ly. How many more times will you remem­ber a cer­tain after­noon of your child­hood, an after­noon that is so deeply a part of your being that you can’t even con­ceive of your life with­out it? Per­haps four, five times more, per­haps not even that. How many more times will you watch the full moon rise? Per­haps 20. And yet it all seems limitless.”
Paul Bowles, The Shel­ter­ing Sky 
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Escape from Chicago

I left the windy city on Aug 31st, 2019, at approx 6:30am. Ide­al­ly I would’ve left 5:30am, but Paris my upstairs neigh­bor need­ed my help to get my ginor­mous bed I gave her into her unit. She’s one of those sis­tah’s who thinks she’s descend­ed… Read more

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Interesting things

I pon­der about things that are write-wor­thy. Some­times I’m not feel­ing it, nor shar­ing and divulging of my per­son­al secrets, strate­gies, tricks and mis­ad­ven­tures. They’re far too pre­cious to me to sim­ply bestow it as a char­i­ta­ble gift to the free­gans out there. I’m liv­ing in… Read more

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deep dish confessional #1

cap­tains log, star­date 05.17.21, we’re fast approach­ing my birth­day on the 20th, and no I won’t share how young I’ll be. I stop to con­sid­er for myself for once was there any­thing that I actu­al­ly want­ed, and no not real­ly. I mean I real­ly am… Read more

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Drawing Birds

in his book ‘War of the Fox­es’, Richard Silken pon­ders the rel­e­vance of draw­ing birds. And just because you want to paint a bird, do actu­al­ly paint a bird, it doesn’t mean you’ve accom­plished any­thing. Who gets to mea­sure the dis­tance between expe­ri­ence and its rep­re­sen­ta­tion?… Read more