People ascribe magic to a calendar. And life is full of train metaphors. On the first day of kindergarten, in order to teach us the months and give her class a sense of identity and community, my teacher cut a locomotive and twelve train cars out of construction paper of several…
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Yesterday afternoon, I walked to the high school near my house to do some sprints. When I arrived on the school grounds, I saw a teacher with whom I had…
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When I was 10, I had a 12 year-old sister, Denise, and two brothers. Lenny was 14 and Danny was 5. We boys slept in the same room in a small…
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In late February, 2020, shortly before the Scamdemic began, my wife and I were traveling through the Deep South. Late in the afternoon on our way from…
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Lewis Mumford said, “Men counted numbers. And then, only numbers counted.” From its beginning, the Scamdemic has been a numbers game. The early…
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I dabble in street art. I do paintings on large pieces of plywood that I scavenge from construction-site dumpsters. I display some of these at the…
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During peak Coronamania, many governors barred people from assembling to mourn the loss of family members or friends. These unlegislated edicts were…
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When I was six, The Beatles invaded America. During that craze, my mom let me go with my sister and her friends to see a Beatles double-feature Saturday…
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Dispatches from a Scamdemic