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Archive for April, 2019

Another person leaving the Asian Market with a bag — he goes into a house right on the corner and pops the red gate shut. A woman in colorful scarves and a preschooler. He hides behind a parked car, pops out and roars at her. She laughs, totally relaxed. I freak out when my five-year-old […]

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I’m better now

When I first watched the first season of Great British Bake Off with the new hosts, I got the impression that they were deeply sad. I may have been projecting.

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For Luck

Eight years ago, in April, I was getting ready to play a roller derby game at Memorial Coliseum in Portland. That’s where the NBA team used to play. Now they play in the bigger arena next door. I wasn’t the only one playing a game that day. The Blazers were playing a playoff game, too. […]

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The toddler is yelling because he wants to see the lobsters in the tank at the grocery store. A few months ago, it would have been, “more fish!” This time, it’s “I want to see fish ONE MORE TIME.” When did he get so big?

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A guy was standing on the sidewalk, in a puffy coat and knit beanie, holding something in his hand and looking toward a house. He seemed to be talking and gesturing, but I couldn’t see anyone else. Hmm, I thought. I didn’t have much to think about it, but I wondered if he belonged there. […]

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