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The sound and the fury

For a little while longer, it’s springtime in one of the most beautiful cities in the country.

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Who watches the Watchmen indeed

What’s childless, blind in one eye, smokes constantly, thinks truck-testicles are hysterical and is now going to tell you how to raise your kids? Yeah, it’s me.

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The elusive bird of paradise

Topping my list of reasons to be thankful that we don’t live in the Middle Age are:

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Art’s not dead, it’s just asleep

I’m hard pressed to say anything terribly insightful or helpful about: the economy, the state of the record industry, the ever shifting but hopefully not evaporating options for the creative

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Epistle

On a long stretch of road in southern Indiana a few years ago I happened upon the mangled form of a hawk that had been struck by something large.

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The Boss and The Man

An open letter.

Dear Mr. Springsteen,

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Self serve

“We never come at the true, and best benefit of any genius, so long as we believe him an original force.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Change in Cabinet, none in cupboard

Like some 67,000 other Americans, I recently signed a petition asking our next president to deliver on his promise of change, specifically in his choice for Secretary of Agriculture.

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Internal audit

I’ve been fretting lately.

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Silent note

I went on a day hike once in New Mexico with my older brother and sister. It was a pretty day, and the terrain, to a kid who had never been west of St. Louis, was otherworldly.