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Why I Ran 5 Miles Today: Part 1

Today, I ran 5 miles. Why did I do this? Am I stupid or a criminal? Why would anyone run for pleasure? “I’m running for pleasure” sounds like something someone would say shortly before I punched them in the face* or gave them a wedgie.** 509 more words

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A Brief for the Defense, Jack Gilbert

Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies
are not starving someplace, they are starving
somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils.
But we enjoy our lives because that’s what God wants. 228 more words


What Makes You Laugh? Also, Ouch.

So my neck was a little sore. Why not go clam digging? Why not muck stalls at horse stables?


So my choices are not always perfect. 315 more words

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I'm the Queen of Oatmeal

When you wake in the morning, how do you feel? Do you hate the day, are you blessed, are you tired?

I woke feeling sluggish, alive, messy. 349 more words

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You're OK. Your House is OK. Your Face is OK. Breathe.

I woke this morning and looked around. Guitar. Messy laundry. Sun shining in through the curtains. Even the dust on the nightstand is yelling at me, being abusive.  422 more words

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