Across the street from the school building I worked at until this past September is a place called Moonlight Cafe. It had—still has—the best phở in Sea…
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I’m posting this today instead of Wednesday because a) I didn’t publish last week and b) the contents of this newsletter are time-sensitive. The entire…
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Over the past few years, I’ve begun to cultivate a pair of what I’d consider spiritual commitments. At the time that each first began to interest me I …
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For most of my life my family has made an annual summer trip down to Buckroe Beach, Virginia, where my grandma’s cousin used to own a tiny, breezy cott…
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Happy 2020, everyone. For no reason whatsoever I’ve been thinking a lot about war and death and all those other cheerful new year things this week. It …
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Everyone is doing their end of year/decade musings this week and I suppose I need to get the same out on the page. Some combination of exorcism and rel…
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An interesting thing about trees—one that sounds apocryphal but is, in fact, true—is that giant sequoias require forest fires to reproduce. The biggest…
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Since 2003 there has existed a sport called “chessboxing” which is, unsurprisingly, exactly what it sounds like. Competitors alternate rounds of boxing…
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I’m hoping that I can surprise you a little bit with this week’s newsletter. Given what most previous editions have been like you would be forgiven, lo…
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There’s a little anecdote that I find myself leaning on from time to time when the writing just isn’t working and I’ve been sitting for a half-hour in …
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Over the weekend I had the pleasure of making a pair of new friends, a couple from Montana by way of the east coast. One of them brought an offering to…
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One of the books on the numerous shelves that make my tiny apartment seem even tinier is a tattered, yellowed copy of Stephen King’s ‘Salem’s Lot, the …
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