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Grubhub Holiday Party, 2023

I ended up playing at a single table the whole night, and was joined by other coworkers: L to R it’s Luis, Lin, and Kiran.

Of note: all three of them did pretty well over the course of the night. But by far, Kiran was hitting Blackjacks more than the rest of us. I think he got at least 9 or 10, over the course of the evening.

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Mysterious Pellets

While I was outside doing some yard work, I ventured over… and took a look. It was odd, in that the pellets were only on the West side of the street (and not on the East side). It also seemed to start and stop between a set number of houses, and didn’t extend the entire, full block.

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The Annual Fruitcake Redelivery

Each year, we knock on the door – and each year, Mark opens the door and has a quizzical look on his face. And then as we stand there for a beat or two, it registers why we’re there and you see his palm rush up to his forehead. It’s a great tradition, and something Liz and I both enjoy tremendously.

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Bluebird

Interestingly, as much as I was into poetry, I never got that much into Bukowski’s poems – I gravitated more to his fiction. And also read a lot of John Fante, as a result.

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Jerusalem

by Yehuda Amichai On a roof in the Old City laundry hanging in the late afternoon sunlight: the white sheet of a woman who is my enemy, the towel of a man who is my enemy, to wipe off the sweat of his brow. In the sky of the Old City a kite. At the other end of the string,…

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Late Night Bunny

Liz and I were walking home from the grocery store, she grabbed my arm suddenly. She whispered to me that there was a bunny near our front yard, but I couldn’t see him at all.

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Sneaky Cat

This morning, we heard the same sound again. A kind of low wailing, almost as though it were calling out for people. I was able to pinpoint the sound, and got a photo of a cat sitting on our back porch.

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