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The Carbs

Corporate life means meetings. Lots of meetings. About 75% of your time is spent talking about some product or service that you would create were this some alternate universe where you’ve got an actual work ethic. You discuss all this … Continue reading

19. June 2014 by Greg
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Bullet in yo’ head

When I was maybe 5 I was waiting beside the car in the cold while my mother frantically finished up the paperwork for our new day care before she had to rush off to work. She got to the boxes … Continue reading

23. September 2013 by Greg
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Yes, We Did

I wrote this story in 2008 before Obama had won the election — before he’d even picked a running mate, in fact. (Hence the reference to VP Booker.) And obviously well before the killing of bin Laden. I was a … Continue reading

30. April 2013 by Greg
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The Cheesecake Refractory

“I met Michael Jordan,” the bartender said. “Surprisingly overrated. Not him particularly. Just, you know, the experience of meeting Michael Jordan.” She was a mouthy one. Not the kind of bartender you expect to deal with at 7:30 PM on … Continue reading

24. June 2012 by Greg
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Doyle’s Taxi

There was this cab driver I met in Dublin. I know the last name was Doyle. Think his full name is James Doyle. Learned more about him in the 20 minute taxi ride than I know about some of my … Continue reading

31. August 2011 by Greg
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Piece of paper

Abstract feelings are fascinating. Much more interesting than immediate, obvious feelings. Clearly an orgasm feels good. Or even just a hug. But abstract feelings can tangle the obvious. Even a sincere hug can be painful if, say, what you were … Continue reading

17. July 2011 by Greg
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