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Acts of faith

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Faith in glue. Seeing Judy’s show last night reminded me of Fred’s ‘Fuck cancer’ tee-shirt. A few months before he died, he emailed a picture of himself wearing it. I remember the look in his eyes – that typical Fred look of combined amusement, affection, and a sense of having seen this all before, perhaps […]

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Theatre vs. Drama

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Historical reenactment. I went to a play last night. It was at a very fine theatre. It was a famous play by a renowned playwright. The theatre was in a wealthy suburb. I couldn’t believe how much parking there was. The play was about a middle-aged man who lets an old homeless man stay with […]

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Rejectness & Acception

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Buildings of the Odd Fellows’ Orphans’ Home, framed, submitted to alley, accepted by me. I got my favorite rejection of the year in the mail the other day. As a writer, I’m supposed to be used to rejection, but I’m not. I never got rejected from this particular place for that particular piece before, so […]

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Translations

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It made more sense after Dave translated. We’ve eaten out a lot this week. Dave’s dad is in town and he is both a great cook and a lover of fine food. The other night we went to one of his favorites, Les Nomades. Serene lighting, sumptuous appointments (that is, chairs and stuff), and waitstaff […]