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Troubled Boy

Years ago I had some trouble with a boy. I was ten years old and he was fourteen, and he had a crush on me. We were in a co-ed boarding school on the south coast of England, a bleak spot beloved by the locals for its white chalk cliffs and creepy foggy heaths. I hated it. I spent a good deal of time being bad and leading rebellions. On a nightly basis we’d break out and go ransack something. But the boy, he sta
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Audio: LOOK UP

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Audio: TWO MONTHS

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Look Up

My friend Honey likes to say, ‘Don’t forget to look up’ which means so many things including its literal meaning, because, as she extrapolates, ‘You never know what you’ll see’. So I gave it a whirl, and I looked up. To find a phantasmagorical character was gone. He’s not dead. Thriving in fact. Trucking on down the smoky path of life. He’s doing beautifully. He is beau
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Two Months

Two months, that’s what he got. In retrospect it would become clear she’d sewn herself up safe from the start. He chose to stay in the spread by the sea. He was permitted two more months, legally. He remained in a suspended state of shock and he wanted every second. He knew nothing like this would ever happen again. Nothing even close. He had tasted the best of everything though. He had lived it. She had
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In The Name of The Father

This man, a renegade from the outer-boroughs, would become a famous writer. After he sliced his wife’s neck he was offered a contract from the finest publishing house in Manhattan. He married and divorced and eventually a squabble of half-siblings would meet harboring varying degrees of feelings of superiority. Golden Child, the youngest son from the last wife, liked to sit in the attic and daydream. Of the chi
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Restaurant Review: Hex & The City

If you know anything about Aspen, Colorado you’ll perhaps have heard of the ancient American Indian curse that was struck upon the Pitkin County valley. The Utes and the Payutes hexed the magnificent terrain to trap anyone who comes to visit, and somehow beguile them so they will never want to leave.   While this didn’t work out quite so well for the original natives, the effect from the curse does show up and h
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Food Review – Mangoes 12.28.16

As with the start of so many Key West stories, one day two men went into a bar. They chatted and this serendipitous encounter lead us to the new Mangoes we see today. Mangoes is an old name but way more than just a fresh coat of paint. For years the corner of Angela and Duval has been dominated by the former Mangoes, a restaurant with a bad attitude. I once tried their mashed potatoes and never returned. When it shut
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