Previously in this series: Please accept my application to become a bog body. Not so much land and money that I have to start carrying a sword and go to…
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The Rifleman’s Creed (“This is my dishwasher. There are many like it, but this one is mine. My dishwasher is my best friend. It is my life. I must…
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Recently my dear friend Elizabeth sent me a copy of Cooking With Columbo: Suppers with the Shambling Sleuth; my dear friend Elizabeth is rapidly…
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I don’t like to complain, but it wasn’t until I moved to the East Coast that I finally understood why people so often talked about the short shelf life…
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After that, he will get behind the camera to direct Jill Clayburgh and Susan Sarandon in “A Coupla White Chicks Sitting Around Talking.”
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Three years ago today I had a very strange conversation with my brother, and my life today is very different because of it. I had occasion to think of…
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A diagram of a family tree (real or fictional equally good) Description of an invented game with concealed rules Fictional epigraphs (regular epigraphs…
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One of the most poignant things I’ve ever heard about Oscar Wilde came from a lecture my wife Grace gave a few years back about her first book, Quaint…
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An awful lot of people lately — I’m not sure about the precise number — have been asking after how I intend to treat my enemies. Let’s say somewhere…
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something like 85-90% of cowboys were transmasculine, conservatively speaking
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Speaking of food, if you happen to be in Brooklyn on 11/1, I’ll be reading an essay about running-away food in children’s literature for the launch of…
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This also works for fake accents on vacation or on a night out with strangers that's gone sideways
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