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How did it ever shake down to this?
How did it ever shake down to this?

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EDMONTON EXISTENTIAL Sunday Morning, Coming Down ‘You’re not going to have a heart attack,
are you?’ Ann called to me from the shelter of our front porch. It snowed last night, all night; it’s still
snowing now. Wet and heavy spring snow, the sort you can r...

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A LONG WAY FROM MANY PLACES Pacific Ocean Blues Upside down and inside a wave my thoughts
were remarkably articulate even though they were travelling faster than a
digital signal in a minute fraction of time that would not register even on the
most precise ...

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A LONG WAY FROM MANY PLACES Touring Maui Kihei is on the leeward shore of a stretch
of flatlands which connects two volcanoes. You can go anywhere from there
though Maui ’s network of roads is limited, a
diktat of the landscape. A two-lane highway becomes a...

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A LONG WAY FROM MANY PLACES Woo-hoo-hoo! Kihei Charley Young beach is a gentle arc of
exceedingly fine sand, constrained at either end by outcroppings of jagged
black lava. Posted signage warns users of dangerous shorebreaks and a fierce
undertow. Ann and I...

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A LONG WAY FROM MANY PLACES Living on Maui Time Ann and I have returned home slightly
tanned after spending three hot and sticky weeks on the Hawaiian island of Maui . Our stay constituted the longest
vacation I’ve ever taken in my life. Though we were tour...

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EAT ME Chicken Wings and Negotiations Chicken wings have come a long way, from
disposable offal to a loss leader or even a main attraction. Unless the birds
have been given some dubious and weird Russian hormonal steroid, chicken wings
aren’t awfully meaty;...

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SAINTS PRESERVE US A Watcher Alone with Its Thoughts “What
I can say is there are many ways to surveil (not a
typo) each other now, unfortunately,” including “microwaves that turn into cameras, et
cetera.” – Senior White House Advisor Kellyanne Conway as qu...

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HUMAN WRECKAGE Sweating the Details There’s a strange and peculiar psychology
to travel. You go away for a week and it never even occurs to you that
something dreadful could befall you. What’s a few days, right? On Saturday Ann
and I depart to Maui for a th...

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EDMONTON EXISTENTIAL I Should Know Better Our two tabbies do not embrace Edmonton ’s winter cold.
When they insist on going outside, I open the back door. The rush of freezing
air furrows their muzzles and makes their front legs and tails twitch. The noise
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SAINTS PRESERVE US A Worrisome Convergence Pinned to the bulletin board above my
writing desk in our library is a cartoon from The New Yorker . The panel depicts a middle aged couple on a love
seat. They’re watching the news. The TV anchor says: That was Br...
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