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Chapter 4- Pacing? What Deviltry Is This You Speak Of?

“Why am I here exactly?” Mark folded his arms over his chest.

“Well,” Medul began, “‘In the beginning, when God created the heavens and the earth–’” 4,861 more words

How to Be a Regular

“You don’t understand,” server Max at K’nB Wine Cellars said.  “We thought it was their first date. The way your mom was laughing at your Dad’s jokes. 411 more words


Rollin' & Tumblin' Pt. 2

I’ve done a lot in the past few weeks: painted furniture, hiked up/in/around a volcano, stacked wood, ridden on a motorbike (new favorite mode of transportation), developed blisters on my hands from tilling rocks too hard (I think I’m just too strong for my own good), soaked up I think the entire sun (sorry Mr. 478 more words

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Where in the world is Carmen San Diego?

So, plot twist: I will be spending the next two and a half weeks volunteering at a newly opened hostel in the Canary Islands. On the popular tourist island of Lanzarote, which is about 100 kilometers west of Morocco, the Kalindi hostel is located in a small rural pueblo called Tao, home to about 700 locals and strong winds. 690 more words

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But Thinking Makes It So

East of Eden: a book about drinking coffee. I spent from January to June reading the first half slowly, looking for layers, but in my vacation of the past two weeks I finished the last 300 pages at breakneck pace. 94 more words

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I Lost Myself

Here I am, back in real life, mid-year, becoming middle aged, a middle manager. My dad finished the shed by himself in the weeks after I went home, putting on what he calls a “front fascia.” Is he reading the car magazines, where does he get this stuff? 16 more words

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Friday Five

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1. Vroom vroom: The Gold Nugget (my car) got some new tires this week. That’s one of those purchases that is really hard to get excited about. 528 more words

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