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Chicago, and The Harbinger of Death

Since I’ve been here, I’ve grown to fear hearing the song You’re the Inspiration by the band Chicago. “Here” is a kind of purgatory: It always begins on June 4th:I live my everyday life, I go for walks in the … Continue reading

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Footloose Proust

Fuck Marcel Proust. I sustained an injury this week. No, not at work, which is surprising considering that I work on a gigantic construction site, typically working 80 feet in the air, hauling around heavy things, and swinging hammers at … Continue reading

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Coup D’état Beach

There is a beach of dead leviathans; leviathans of culture, of industry, of social class, of intellect, of control, of force, of oppression, and of protest. They lay in the sun with the bones not covered by their fatigues and … Continue reading

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Throwing a Typewriter into the Ocean

He walked down to the street to throw his typewriter into the ocean. There was no point in using it anymore. At one point on the walk, he had said to himself that there was no point in anything anymore, … Continue reading

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Short Stack Strikes Back

You’re languishing among the ruins. You’re eating tuna off a knife blade. You’re down to your last four rounds of ammunition and feeling like you just fought 100 straight bare knuckle fights with a Bengal tiger. Nobody ever said that … Continue reading

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Unhealthy

I saw you on the street today and it almost gave me a heart attack. I was inside my usual cafe, grabbing a good Danish and reading the sports pages; just in case anyone needed a sportswriter I want to … Continue reading

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Some Happy Thoughts (For Once)

It’s late at night. A car squeals somewhere off in the distance like a woman crying out. I wake up, look out at the lights of the city, and I feel at home enough to go back to sleep. The … Continue reading

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