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My Body, My Choice

Washington, D.C. is not my favorite place. Since the government buildings and monuments are visible from all over the city, I spend my time there in a kind of continual rage brought on by the way these monuments smugly celebrate the pack of lies that passes for American history. There’s something about the streets of […]

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Ohhhhmmmmm

Today yoga was taught to me by an increasingly pregnant woman. Last week she sat on me, but this week she did not. I was disappointed. There is something cosmic about a pregnant woman sitting on you while you do yoga. She has a very soothing, quintessentially yoga-teacher voice. My one complaint would be that […]

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Springtime for Hipsters

We met at the Northeast corner of Central Park. Each of us had a sandwich. We found a patch of grass between some big rocks, high up enough to see the pond. We ate our sandwiches. We smoked the joint. We watched some robins. H. pointed out that the robin is the state bird of […]

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Euphemism

To pay my rent, I cash in on my high school nerdiness by tutoring algebra, the SATs and the like to the precocious youth of New York City. The vocabulary-building and infinite patience costs their parents money; the propoganda they get for free. Last week: Me: “Okay, so this week we’re going to do words […]

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Found Religion

Having spent the entire month of February abstaining from all vices except chocolate, I now find myself at home on Saturday night reading the Bible. But Exodus was like a movie I’d seen one too many times (and that movie is called The Ten Commandments), and I soon abandoned the Old Testament for the internet, […]

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Suburbia

Going to suburbia, especially if one escaped suburbia, especially if one felt stifled in suburbia, if one drove aimlessly from one end of town to the other in the middle of the night trying to work up the nerve to drive out of the town, off the long island where it was located, and far, […]

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Love and White Slaveowning Men

My favorite holiday of this weekend is already over. That would be Friday the 13th. On Friday the 13th, the unlucky day, you can feel lucky if nothing goes wrong. I got up, I made a sandiwch, I dressed, i did some work-related errands, I had a hot chocolate, I went to an art opening, […]

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Me and and the Best Friend and another friend of deep roots and long times ago (i.e. college) have spent the night definitively stating how we will communally homeschool our future children. We will build treehouses! We will take all the kids on a tour of a factory–no! We will trace the origins of a […]

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May God Continue to Bless America A very strange thing happened to me tonight while watching the State of the Union. Something snapped in me when that guy did the thing where he says, “Mr. Speaker, the President of the United States,” and that mentally retarded draft-dodging cokehead alcoholic democracy-subverting fake-cowboy overeducated-yet-still-barely-literate nation- and womb-invading […]

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A Few Questions How come when schools are failing they take money away from them, but when the war in Iraq or the War on Drugs fails for a year (or thirty), they throw more money at it? How come conservatives care so much about the lives and rights of embryos and brain-dead people and […]

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