Fables of the Deconstruction

Feel

When I left for vacation, I promised I would return, and I have, but something has changed. I used to feel an almost supernatural responsibility to the Truth.

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How do you do?

It may seem trivial, but I hate it when people say, “Hi, how are you?” (Unless it’s Daniel Johnston.) Yes, I know it’s (probably) no more than a meaningless salutation; nobo

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A brilliant mistake

Last time we met, as we were parting ways, I blurted out that it might be time for you to watch the Coen Brothers’ recent movie, but I mistyped the name.

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Changes

A friend recently turned me on to Alan Deutschman’s great book “Change or Die.” The title refers to the moment when your doctor tells you that you must adjust your lifestyle

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The man comes around

I went to see “Avatar” just before Christmas, and I was impressed with the colorful 3-D effects.

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For the good times

Sometime last year, I finally entered the digital age and got a cell phone. How did I go so long without it?

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O come, all ye faithful

Last weekend, I engaged a clever bit of counter-programming.

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Nothing is over, not yet

My 9-year-old son Oden came home from school the other day talking about a puzzle involving dots and lines.

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It’s all over now, baby blue

American popular music has long advised that “Life is but a dream” (“Row Row Row Your Boat”) and that “Nothing is real” (“Strawberry Fields Forever”)

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‘Welcome to Costco, I love you’

To: Faceless multi-national conglomerates

From: Faceless Consumer #7348-3c

Subject: Please stop trying to sell me things. Please.