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Car Friends

Car Friends

Old men in the steam room at the gym say the same things about business every day.  These days I go there just to see if the prime rate has helped any of them lose weight; but for men over a certai...

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Authority Issues

Authority Issues

As I drove through a cop stop yesterday, I had the same feeling I had in school class. I hadn’t done anything wrong, and all my paperwork was in order. Yet I still felt that I may get caught out. G...

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Keeping the flame alive

Keeping the flame alive

Drove into town for supplies, and by that I mean some part of an old machine that doesn’t get manufactured anymore. And an old book that’s out of print. Ancient things that give away their secrets...

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Sorry we don't have that

Sorry we don't have that

You have to admire vegans for their pure determination. Giving up cheese on your pizza may seem like a small sacrifice, but committing to a war of bargaining with every waiter takes guts. Waiters ...

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Free art from its cage

Free art from its cage

The beautiful truth about art lies in its sacrifice — how it tries to make our little lives a little bigger, while dreaming of conquering the universe. If I’ve devoted my life to anything, it’s be...

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The eye of the beholder

The eye of the beholder

There are blossoms on the trees. And while we live in hope, there are gardeners who tell us that early blossoms mean a cold snap or two before summer.   The anatomy of the city is like the anatomy...

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You have arrived

You have arrived

Are we there yet? This was the kids’ vacation mantra, which kind of morphed into the suggestive adult saying , ‘Are we having fun yet?’ And really, that means ‘No.’   The actual song by Fatboy Sli...

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AP News

Fringe’s Artistic Extravaganza: A Shocking Rollercoaster of Emotions Fringe’s Artistic Extravaganza: A Shocking Rollercoaster of Emotions Published 6:18 PM GMT+2, July 27, 2023 ...

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Reality has no mirror

Reality has no mirror

The nights I’ve spent trying to get to sleep, and the mornings I’ve spent trying to wake up, seem to cancel each other out. Only they don’t.   There’s a chunk of memory missing from my brain, some...

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If you want to breathe, then start by giving some air to others.

If you want to breathe, then start by giving some air to others.

Took the kids to the zoo where I realised that my eyes have gone south. Couldn’t really see the leopard’s spots. It wasn’t a metaphor for anything, the animal’s coat was just a little hazy.    The...

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A relic of an age gone by

A relic of an age gone by

Going to the ATM is like going to a Drive-In movie. It’s like a relic of an age gone by  I really don’t remember when last I stood in a queue, and then popped my banking card into a machine. What ...

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New world order

New world order

  Cryptocurrency is one of those 21st Century words, like streaming and download, that makes you think of a new world order in which things are available that we couldn't get before.  Then ...

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Online love is not the same as offline love

Online love is not the same as offline love

Online love is not the same as offline love. The first movie to show some sort of connectivity was War Games in 1983. So it turns out that culturally we were more concerned with war as an online a...

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Edible art

Edible art

If I could eat paint I would. I reckon there's a place in the market for completely edible paintings. But that leaves the terrain wide open to questions of whether people would prefer to eat artwo...

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All Along the Watchtower

All Along the Watchtower

When Jimi Hendrix recorded All Along the Watchtower, Bod Dylan said he heard new things he adopted for the future. When Dylan composed it he had taken the first step out of the void, but Jimi went...

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