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April

April

When I was in high school, a friend of mine had a girlfriend named April. She had curly hair and tanned skin and braces, I think. She went …

My Friend Eric

My Friend Eric

I have a friend named Eric that you probably don’t know. I met Eric when we were both in the sixth grade attending a small church in …

Crypto

Crypto

We’re happy to announce that We Are Now Accepting Bitcoin For Payment, the sign read. We also accept Ethereum and Dogecoin and ADA and Shibu…

Herbs

Herbs

Herbs

The gas station in our town is called Herb’s. I should say, it was called Herb’s. It might have been called something else even when I t…

The Cottage

The Cottage

The first time I ever saw the cottage I don’t think I noticed it. I drove by it and kept driving, oblivious to the obsession that would soon…

Something Else

Something Else

There’s something wrong with you, she said. I know, I said.  The Johnson deal is in trouble.  Not because it should be, but because it just …

The Rink

The Rink

In the winter the town would flood the gravel parking lot to give the locals a place to ice skate.  Sure the lake was full of ice, but this …

Bridges

Bridges

I was down at that bridge again. It was dark and it was rainy and that’s why I was there. Young couples put on their prom best and sta…

Whataboutisms

Whataboutisms

The frothy whip of the real estate market has improved the lives and wellbeing of many, and in that list of many I include my own life and t…

Low Grade

Low Grade

What if some houses are actually terrible? What if certain houses were built by people who shouldn’t have been allowed to pick any til…

Sand

Sand

The vacation now ended was nice enough. The islands were fine. The water was warm. The villa both impressive and comfortable. Everything was…

The New Year

The New Year

This was quite a year. I toggled between righteous anger over the state of the world and quiet, head down ambivalence. I think that’s …

Calm

Calm

There’s something wrong with the way a summer day makes me feel. I’ve heard stories that some people tell, stories about lazy ha…

October

October

I’m starting to dislike September. It’s a fine month, as far as months go, but what exactly is September? Is it summer? Yes. Is …