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How Can a Poor Man Stand Such Times and Live

The world is such an upsetting place.

I’ve been reading a book about the billionaires who control American politics, and I just read about the case in 1996 when a Koch Industries pipeline exploded and burned two teenagers to death. 958 more words

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Postcards From the Edge

2016 was almost over.

There were only four days left, but we couldn’t even make it that far.

The cruelest thing is that she was fine… 217 more words

Interesting People

Kaikoura

Kaikoura is a favourite region. I’ve had numerous escape long weekends there in recent years:  it’s pretty much perfect because there are plenty of walks. 584 more words

Good Things

Horrible Thing

For some reason, Nero and the Velvet Underground were connected. My brother and his partner were renting a house in Sandringham from RBNZ governor Graeme Wheeler, who arrived to fixed the roof just as they were starting to have a party.   135 more words

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Hemingway vs. Lee: The six-word story battle royale

Legend has it that Ernest Hemingway once crushed his friends in the literary equivalent of an arm-wrestling contest by writing this gut-punching six-word story on a napkin: “For sale: baby shoes, never worn.” 26 more words

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