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Jeff Phillips: A Sort of Pizza Face Fascism

Recently I found a zit in my armpit. I took a day or two off deodorant to let it clear before rubbing it further with comedogenic substance. 1,255 more words

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How Quitting the Gym Changed My Body for the Better

This post by Molly Ritterbeck originally appeared in Shape Magazine.

Something unexpected recently happened to me: I broke up with my gym. We had been together for years, but working out there just wasn’t working out anymore. 1,080 more words


Music of a certain age

And here we are, in 2015, listening to music we grew up with – again.  The good wife and I, sitting in our bedroom during an electricity load shedding episode, listening to The Best of Bread newly downloaded in iTunes, and getting dreamy-eyed with memories. 400 more words

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Slouching Toward Judgement

Today’s watercolor experiment:

I really like liquid latex resist. I create a design with the semi-viscous fluid which, after drying, goes largely unnoticed during the rest of the painting process. 319 more words

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Wild Carrot

I recently did an interview for an article I am writing for Take Root Magazine about Wild Carrot Herbals in Enterprise, Oregon. They are a phenomenal couple who make an amazing array of herbal skin products at a very reasonable price. 65 more words


Murphy Row: My Stupid Little Tattoo

I have a tattoo. Some people call it the dumbest tattoo they have ever seen, some people never even notice it. I see it every day, and it helps me focus on being the man I want to be. 991 more words

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My Neighborhood

The other day I was walking down the street in my neighborhood on a gorgeous sunny afternoon. It’s not the greatest, but it’s certainly not a bad area. 654 more words

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