14. The Scars That Can’t Be Seen

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This is day 14 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.   When our skin is wounded, our bodies start working to heal right away. In just a few minutes our blood will clot to stop the bleeding. The blood clots then form a scab. The scab is a protective […]

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13. A Farewell to 2013

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This is day 13 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. At the beginning of this year I posted my end-of-year essay for 2016. I don’t write them every year (but perhaps I should start). Here’s my end-of-year essay from 2013. ——- This year, I learned the only way to […]

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12. i don’t mind thinking too much

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This is day 12 of my 100 day writing project. As referenced in yesterday’s piece, here’s the livejournal entry from when I was 15 years old. Oh boy… Saturday, November 24th, 2001 6:11 pm i don’t mind thinking too much today was beautiful. everything was beautiful. chicago is the most beautiful city i have ever seen. […]

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11. Keep Havin’ A Good Day

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This is day 11 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.   Sitting on a Metra train and it even smells just like it used to, like cold metal and old leather. It’s strange, the things you can return to, and the things you can’t. I used to love riding […]

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10. montreal 12-27-12

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This is day 10 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.     there’s a whole big world out there, & believe it or not it’s not all soaked in this drab darkness. no no no no. there’s more than that, kiddo. worlds & mountains & warm beds & strong […]

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9. notes while sitting outdoors at rice university, houston, tx 4-15-13

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This is day 9 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. i feel the pulsating tickle at the back of my throat. my thoughts wander through: ‘there’s probably something wrong here.’  ‘it’s probably coming back.’ ‘i should probably get this checked out.’  ‘health. uninsured.’ a simple breeze prevents the oppression […]

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8. Houston, Once Again

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This is day 8 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. I found myself in the Houston airport, with a long layover, sipping drinks and talking and loving it all. I was grateful to have someone with whom I can speak so frankly. After another drink, though, it became about […]

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7. wolf creek, 6-14-17

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why do we expect ourselves to be so different than nature, which bore us? i watched the storm roll in, unpredictable and bold. i watched the tallest trees take the brunt of it, reeling, bending, but never breaking accepting it all with viscous grace.   This is day 7 of my 100 day writing project. […]

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6. Uneasy

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This is day 6 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going.   You’re couchsurfing in North Dakota, having a good time, and your host takes you out and lets you fly his drone. You zoom it around, too sharply, unrefined, but careful not to crash it over the […]

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5. Pray For Rain

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This is day 5 of my 100 day writing project. Please donate if you can to keep the project going. Humans are experts of denial, but nature has a way of making itself hard to ignore. After spending the better half of a year on the west coast, all I really wanted was a thunderstorm. It was […]

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