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Fables of the Deconstruction

Happy Birthday

We were sitting at a table. One of us began speaking.

Fables of the Deconstruction

My ghost

I was recently stumped by a musical phrase, a short sequence of notes, a poorly (and perhaps inaccurately) remembered lyric from an old pop song.

Fables of the Deconstruction

The Year of the Cat

My friend told me she had seen my long-lost twin working at the deli counter at a Whole Foods Market in a northern suburb of Chicago.

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September song

My friend loves the movie “Muriel’s Wedding,” and she keeps asking me to watch it with her.

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The end of the world

In spite of my humor and cynicism, I am (secretly) a hopeless romantic. (Shhh! Don’t tell anybody.

Fables of the Deconstruction

What makes you think you’re the one

I found myself in an impossible room.

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Things have changed

Earlier this year, I happened to catch an episode of “Dr. Phil” on the television in the kitchen. I like Dr. Phil. He speaks with the voice of reason.

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Hard times are over

Standing in the crowd at last Saturday night’s appearance of Jesco White at Headliners, the thought of investing in funeral homes came to mind.

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Games without frontiers

My son’s little brother is learning to talk. It is one of the dearest joys of my life that I am friendly with my ex and her wonderful new family.

Fables of the Deconstruction

You cannot win if you do not play

One day, as I was leaving my favorite (locally owned) coffee shop, I was delayed ever so slightly at the door by a strange little man. He had a curious appearance.