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Secret Art Show this Saturday

I’m in the basement tonight, breathing in black mold and trying my best to make good on a promise. For the past few years, I’d been kicking around an idea for a tiny subterranean micro-gallery, which would be visible to only one person at a time, though a tiny window cut into the ground. The […]

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Totally Quotable Arlo: chicken leg edition

I don’t remember when it started, but Arlo has taken to calling chicken legs “meat bones.” It’s probably not one of his most noteworthy contributions to the English language, as he’s coined some pretty good phrases in his short time here on Earth, but I wanted to mention it here, as I’ve spent the last […]

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Today was a terrible day, but I’m OK with that

It’s after 1:00 AM and I’ve been asked to relocate from my bed to the couch. My terrifyingly loud coughing, it would appear, has finally crossed a line. I should have had the sense to extract myself. When it gets to the point that I need to get out of bed, stand up, and brace […]

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Being there for The Replacements Minneapolis homecoming

I spent this past Saturday with an old high school friend in the suburbs of Minneapolis… The trip had been in the works for over three years. It started in early 2011, when I scored two hard-to-get tickets for the big Stooges reunion show at the Michigan Theater commemorating the passing of Ron Asheton. I […]

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New business idea #138: pee stick popsicles

I’m pretty sure that this is the best idea that I’ll ever have. I just need to find a way to secure a constant stream of used pregnancy tests. And, yes, almost all of my business ideas lately seem to involve pregnancy test pee sticks.

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