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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Les Measurables

There's this chart that was going around the interwebs: The Vocal Range of the World's Greatest Singers. There's nothing the interweb loves more than a list of questionable origin, except perhaps taking that same list as unquestionable fact. There's a lot to head-scratch and chin-stroke about this chart, for instance:…

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