Category Archives: Early

A Splattering of Finger Flyings and A Meditation On [Bracketed Spans]

7:49 AM – Pug-dog attacked the landscapers with his voice. And he lunged the edges of his lease, pulling and pouncing at them as if their weed-wackers and mowers offended the comfortable decor of his pooping stall. I still do … Continue reading

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How My Wife Ran Down My Resolve And Perhaps Made Me A Would-Be Runner

6:57 AM – Admittedly addicted to Lana Del Ray after that number in The Great Gatsby. Perhaps Paradise is not the best propeller of productivity on a Monday morning, but I’ll find out soon. *** “My parents are very religious, … Continue reading

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Battling With Want While The Burrito Slumbers On

5:41 AM – Monday morning and I’m already running late. An hour and a half late. This blows the trajectory of the day. And because it’s Monday, the entire week. Blah and blerg. **** “What people somehow (inadvertently, I’m sure) … Continue reading

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One-Inch Frames

5:55 AM – Stayed up too late watching Celeste and Jesse Forever. Good laughs. ******* “. . . all I have to do is to write down as much as I can see through a one-inch picture frame.“  – Anne … Continue reading

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A Ten Dollar Coffee From Target

4:27 AM – More like it *** I gave up coffee cold turkey last Spring. Hurt my belly. Not being a doctor, I think it was the acid. All that gassy acid that burps from fresh grinds when you slowly … Continue reading

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Tim O’Brien and The Death of BS

5:42 AM. Getting later every morning. “Are universities mostly boot-camps for adulthood, where young people learn how to drink moderately, fornicate meaningfully and hand things in on time?” – David Brooks Yesterday I ripped on the current generation of college … Continue reading

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Tim O’Brien and The Stories We Tell

5:25 AM = Late again. “But this too is true: stories can save us.” – Tim O’Brien Tim O’Brien spoke at my school yesterday. He was scheduled to speak in the Student Center banquet hall between noon-2:00, exactly when I … Continue reading

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