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Dog Days

August 1, 2005 Weird dreams of planes landing in the East River, about to explode, running up hillsides to escape danger too slowly, the usual blockbuster nightmares. Sometimes I think I’m valorizing people in foreign countries for being less materialistic, less superficial, less insipid, less obnoxious than Americans. I wonder if I’m misdirecting all my […]

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Enamel Darkroom Trays

I never thought this day would come, but I’ve finally done it. I’ve managed to purchase a set of enamel darkroom trays on eBay. Now all of our toiletries, condiments, spices and other household objects are kept in enamel darkroom trays. My two previous attempts to purchase enamel darkroom trays on eBay ended with me […]

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It’s Not A Vacation

It sounds like a vacation. Camping in the White Mountains, drinking champagne and making s’mores, waiting an hour to eat a meatball sub, hiking in the pristine forest, munching granola bars in the middle of a stream, swimming in a cold, clear lake, stargazing by the dying fire and browsing local wilderness stores for forgotten […]

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Engage!

Note: This post seems to have been mysteriously deleted. I haven’t the faintest idea how to reproduce it. Short version: My friends got engaged. Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes got engaged. I was once mistaken for Katie Holmes on the street. Oh, well. I’m not Hemingway and my wife didn’t leave a whole suitcase full […]

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The Long Way Home

SuperLefty’s thirty days and thirty nights of wandering have come to an end. This morning SuperLefty awoke at 3:50 a.m. from a fitful night of outdoor sleep, pulled on borrowed rubber boots, fired up a borrwed flashlight and walked a steep quarter mile down a mountainside in the pouring rain to catch a bus she […]

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Apologies for odd punctucation of foreign keyboards. The world seems to be exploding. The evidence of the American mentality in the rest of the world is not favorable. SuperLefty has briefly emerged from the hinterlands and regrets it. She retreats there once again and will punctuate readably soon.

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Things That Hurt

In response to the June 9, 2005 entry on superlefty.com, Danielle, Age 10, of The Internet writes: Emily, Does it hurt to get a shot or to get a cavity filled? Tell me! I’m only 10!!!!! Bye, Danielle Dear Danielle, It does hurt to get a shot or to get cavity filled. But not as […]

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SuperLefty is in Nicaragua

Yesterday I climbed a gigantic volcano. I experienced pain, fear and exhaustion like I never have before. When I got to the top, I ate a ham and cheese sandwich. Complete reports of this and other adventures to follow upon return in mid-July.

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The Art of Dental Burlesque

In two weeks, Holly and I are taking our fishing trip to Nicaragua. This trip is guided by three simple questions: Why fishing? Why Nicaragua? Why not? In preparation for this trip, I must see a number of health professionals. It is as if my body is a vehicle and I have to have it […]

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The Past Week or So

SAT scores are in, and not everyone is happy. Graduates graduate, look bewildered, stride down steep hills, gowns flapping open, talking on their cell phones about “the private sector.” The weather, for some reason, is reluctant to please us. Some Geminis spend their birthdays in yoga class, others tripping mushrooms. Both experiences yield the revelation […]

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