Monthly Archives: October 2016

Metro Port Royal

. You wonder about them, this Monday morning, up so early going to work or to school or to the airport? They don’t speak, they don’t touch, but they are together, they were together, her shoes carefully placed in a … Continue reading

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You think you will come back

. You think you will come back, and it will be the same, or different in a radical way, like azure choiring in your ears, a burst of cinnamon up the nose. But there is just the feeling of … … Continue reading

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Edison did not invent the light bulb

. Edison did not invent the light bulb, you should know this. But he added a powerful vacuum, a near complete evacuation of air, and a bamboo filament. From Sandor Just, a Hungarian, came the tungsten filament. All this before … Continue reading

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Laughter

. No one is to be blamed for the way they laugh, of course. It is assumed to be an unconscious form of consciousness, so also a permissible glimpse of the private person. We think “Oh, of course, he laughs … Continue reading

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Cincinnatus

. In the fourth grade Mrs. Eiler asked us if we knew who Cincinnatus was. Sure, we said (we weren’t dumb) “he founded Cincinnati. He beat his sword into a plowshare, took up farming.” Well, she said, that all sounds … Continue reading

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