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Spending Halloween alone, my heart beating a million times a minute, drowning in a sea of candy wrappers

This is where I’ve been sitting for the past hour or so, since it first started getting dark, just waiting for a trick-or-treater to climb the three steps in front of our old house and ring the bell. So far, though, no one’s even come close. I keep going to the window to check, but […]

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Ypsi Immigration Interview: Misha Tuesday

After fleeing Ypsilanti for Chicago several years ago to pursue fame and fortune in the lucrative field of birthday party entertainment, the man who now calls himself Misha Tuesday has returned home to Michigan. This is his formal re-entry interview. MARK: What’s your name? MISHA: For me, that’s a complicated question. I used to change […]

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Where are the best potato skins?

As some of you no doubt know already, International Potato Skin Day (IPSD) is traditionally celebrated each February, on the Tuesday immediately preceding my birthday, which is on February 11. This year, the high-callorie holiday falls on Tuesday, February 8, which is tomorrow, and, in accordance with our tradition, I’m beginning to make our plans. […]

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Slippery Shanty II

In typical fashion, Linette and I, now just a few days away from the Shadow Art Fair, are beginning to think about what goods we’ll be peddling. I think we just decided over beers that I would be in charge of Christmas ornaments and that she would be working on a new issue of Slippery […]

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