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There is no last call in orthopedics.

“Do you ever miss waiting tables?” “No.” “Not even a little?” “It was shitty waiting tables.” “I mean I don’t miss the sidework, and some of the smells I don’t miss, but sometimes I miss the people.” “That is one … Continue reading

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Third Thursday

He came to dinner every third Thursday. Tonight he’d brought a lovely white wine to go with the fish dish she’d emailed about on the e-vite. He sat in the car and watched her window. She was home, had been … Continue reading

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Wing Whack

Last year when I lost my mind and went to the mental hospital and spiraled into a deep dark depression I decided a couple of different things. Well several things. Well a lot of things. But let me stay on … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Our imagination is stretched to the utmost, not, as in fiction, to imagine things which are not really there, but just to comprehend those things which are there. —Richard Feynman/The Character of Physical Law

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Just a Thought

It doesn’t do any harm to be progressive and fair in fiction. —Penn Jillette/Sock

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Recently Booking

Just finished three books. The Illustrated Man was a series of nice and simple stories. I liked that Bradbury didn’t feel the need to overexplain his world and spent more time on the parable aspect of his world. The Green … Continue reading

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THAT’S why they have dust covers!

Me: Ya know I was just thinking that if your books and my books had to hang out it wouldn’t be pretty. Red: Why? Me: Because you see those two sad shelves of fiction you have there? Red: Yeah. Me: … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

Truth is more of a stranger than fiction. —Mark Twain

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Just a Thought

Happy is the novelist who manages to preserve an actual love letter that he received when he was young within a work of fiction, embedded in it like a clean bullet in flabby flesh and quite secure there, among spurious … Continue reading

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Just a Thought

For the voyeur, fiction is what’s called going all the way. —William Gass/On Being Blue: A Philosophical Inquiry

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