Monthly Archives: April 2011

120 – The Unfinished

I have all manner of weird crap on my hard drive. We all do, I suppose. Little notes we leave ourselves. Programs once downloaded and half-forgotten. That funny photoshopped picture we made in a fit of boredom, uploaded to a … Continue reading

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119 – The Royal Knock-Out

Today’s Google logo combines squat, painted depictions of Westminster Abby, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Cinderella’s castle with just enough whimsy so as not to cause offense – and just enough cynicism that a stony-hearted jeer-monger like myself can appreciate … Continue reading

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118 – The Ugly Duckling

For untold centuries tale-tellers told children lies for their own safety. They warned of creatures lurking in the forest who were real and would eat them, but they blew the creatures’ descriptions out of proportion, adding tusks and teeth and … Continue reading

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117 – The Bay

Our world is steeped in history. It’s an obvious thing to say – of course it’s steeped in history. What do you think the Gizan Pyramids are? What about Stonehenge, London – what about everything you’d find in a museum? … Continue reading

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116 – The Walk

We walked around the water, my dad and I – and by ‘the water’ I mean the creek: An intricate tangle of watercourses that flow, babble and turn to sludge with the breathing of the tide. It was mid-afternoon and … Continue reading

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115 – The Great Egg Hunt

Three beats, like a waltz. Killed on the first day, rested on the second day, back on the third day and the beat goes on. Easter has its own rhythm. It lopes. It’s not like December, where Christmas Eve segues … Continue reading

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114 – The Distraction

It’s 1985. It’s very early in the morning. The Twin Pines Mall parking lot is still covered with a thin film of rainwater from three days ago. It’s not much; just enough to add a sheen to the tarmac, to … Continue reading

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