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Lilo.

This is how it happened. This is how a dog dies. A year ago, Lilo got into the bony remains of the ribs I’d cooked for dinner. She unhasped the latch of the cupboard where we keep the trash basket … Continue reading

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Blame it on summer

Of late there’s been a unusual amount of discussion online regarding depression. Blame it on summer. Blame it on hemlines rising and sleeves shortening. Blame it on barbecues and poolside get-togethers, on music and on laughter drifting lazily through open … Continue reading

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A Suburban Summer

There’s probably something to be said in favour of suburban domesticity. As far as most are concerned it’s the cul de sac at life’s end, a burrow or borehole from which it’s difficult to escape. It means neighbours you neither … Continue reading

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99% Invisible

Apropos of nothing, at the start of last year I started thinking about things. This was an important fork in the road for me, an important path to take. Up until then I’d been more concerned with stuff–that is, the … Continue reading

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365 – The Table of Contents

001 – The Introduction 002 – The Father 003 – The Mother 004 – The Sister 005 – The Brothers 006 – The Silence 007 – The Uncle 008 – The Sight and Smell of a School 009 – The … Continue reading

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364 – The Blog

Hi. This is me. I’m Daniel. How do you do? We’ve travelled far in one another’s company–too far, you might say–and we’ve seen a lot of strange things along the way. Who would have known that this blog would turn … Continue reading

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363 – The Man

These are the moments that make a man. Christmas and holidays, birthdays and bullying, friendships lost and loves found–and between them all the pervasive sense that something’s wrong here, a knot that can never be undone. Yet there’s hope in … Continue reading

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