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Real and pretend ghosts

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Last night, in the last three minutes of an episode of “Caprica,” where Dad is trying to get robot Zoe to shoot the dog in order to prove she’s not Zoe, Dave shut it off. “I’m done,” he said. He stood up. Then he sat down and set the Roku controller on the coffee table. […]

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The password is Perspective

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The benefit was grand. I heard there were celebrities there but I didn’t have my glasses on so I couldn’t say for sure. Also, when your TV source is Netflix on Demand your celeb meter is skewed. I’m pretty sure no one from Battlestar or Slings & Arrows passed by. More importantly, my dress was […]

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They’re Everywhere

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There are a lot of nerds out there. Tech nerds and sports nerds and art nerds. Improv nerds. Horse nerds. Last night Dave and I went to a concert at Mayne Stage, where we were surrounded by new music nerds. I was, as usual, dumbfounded by the seeming formlessness of the phrasing, that suddenly hits […]

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Whilst the Royal Wedding Unfolded

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Trina, Wendy and I are headed to Trina’s mom’s for the weekend. Trina calls her and she gives the answers they rehearsed. Trina: “Oh man, I can’t believe finals.” Trina’s mom: “Hera sees all.” Trina: “Yeah, and I have to store my stuff ’til Fall.” Trina’s mom: “Wisdom of Zeus, blind love will fall.” Trina: […]