Of a wave and a heartbeat

I got caught in the stampede at Penn Station today. The video in this tweet doesn't capture it - this video was made after the stampede, and was filmed after we had descended back into a nearly empty station, and the people walking by the camera just got off an…

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The Green Flash

I feel like I can still recall the moment I saw it.   I think.   It was just one sunset in my lifetime of more than seventeen thousand sunrises.  Back then, before the crisp divide between ocean and sky disappeared behind a blur of little particles and sulphur dioxide, we could…

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Of clusters and comets

There was a spike in my head. It was heavy, maybe about ten pounds or so, rough to the touch, solid and unmoving. It came in through my right eye, resting heavily upon my right cheek like an angry old owl in a tree, staring at the sun reflecting through…

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Checkbox

"I've been obsessing about death a bit recently," I said to my buddy Josh. "Oh?" he smiled, as he knows me well enough to recognize that as an opening gambit. He pulled his reading glasses down, peered over the top of the menu and said "Is this a way to…

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What Facebook Sounds Like

Yesterday was one of those days where I got stuck on the internet. Amidst the flow of perfect photos of waves or talking porcupines, proud volleyball parents and twenty-fifth birthdays, caught in the regular tide pool of the mundane we share and we laugh at together — a post two…

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