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Borrowed Valor

It’s a joke and a cliché and the truest thing you’ll ever hear from us: “You weren’t there, man.”

Jack – Motorcyclist

Outcomes

I'm not proud of any of this. As I write this, it's National Coming Out Day. That's not my day, any more than Black Lives Matter is my life. I don't have any desire to dorksplain the meaning of situations, life circumstances, or events to which I am not party. More important to listen, I suspect, so maybe I'll post this tomorrow. My closet boasts not a single cheerful rainbow. There are universal human reasons for closets, though. They're where we hide like children. They're where we store the costumery we're not wearing right now: old fur, … [Read More...]

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Paleolithic

For Yogi, and my many other brothers, in and out of arms, in and out of harm's way: We started sharp and young, so strongThat brittle hardly matteredWe knew ideas were right or wrongThat only weak stones shatteredJust off our banks, history flowedChanged us without our knowingWe thought we’d make a mighty splashThe river kept on flowingStones rolled in time, stones rolled in timeRolled toward an endless seaStones rolled in time, an endless mineOf jewels and junk like weA gem requires cutting, andHuge pressure, or it’s coalWhich burns to … [Read More...]

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