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Notes, 01.10/04

1. Three years before he fathered the first of his twelve children, he lay all night on a crowded battlefield near Atlanta, the Minié ball that would give him a lifelong limp buried deep under the wing of his hipbone.* … Continue reading

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Notes, 01.10/03

1. She sat in a rickety picnic chair in the backyard and snapped green beans that she picked out of a pile in an apron spread across her lap. Her husband, meanwhile, sat at a tin folding table in the … Continue reading

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Notes, 01.10/02

1. He collected Raleigh coupons from cartons of Belair cigarettes and kept them in a box labeled “Pralines.” 2. A retired pet food salesman lives down the street in one direction, while a Harvard lawyer, a retired medievalist from Vanderbilt, … Continue reading

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Notes, 01.10/01

1. A yellow toy Beechcraft orbits the neighborhood, towing a banner that promises “More Cash for Books.” 2. A pile of dead gray branches, now a fort for centipedes. 3. Woodpeckers work the trunks of the pines, perforating their skins … Continue reading

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List, 09.01.09 (housework since June)

1. Cut down overgrown bushes on north side of house. 2. Cut down overgrown bushes in middle of backyard. 3. Cut back trees and bushes from shed. 4. Cut back or trimmed shrubbery on all other sides of house. 5. … Continue reading

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List 08.17.09

1. Wanted – Stylist with Following 2. Ed’s Fish & Pizza House / Sorry, We No Longer Serve Pizza 3. Dixie Aircooled Engines 4. We Dont Accept Debt Cards 5. Coin Show 6. Enter at Other Entrance 7. Shine Man … Continue reading

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List 08.15.09

1. mandarin orange yogurt 2. mozzarella cheese stick 3. fig bar 4. peach preserves 5. wax paper 6. plastic jug of tea 7. keys made here 8. fun size 9. grape tomato 10. cart return

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List 08.14.09

1. Il vigliacco artificiale (The Artificial Coward) 2. Il cielo inizia ai suoi piedi (The Sky Begins at Your Feet) 3. La favola della figlia della suora (The Nun’s Daughter’s Tale) 4. Il pianeta in una bottiglia (Planet in a … Continue reading

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List 08.13.09

1. “Be a Fishing Tester” 2. “Congress on Your Phone” 3. “Like Reptiles?” 4. “No More Shaving” 5. “Men Can Look Younger Too” 6. “See Who Searched For You” 7. “Focus on Your Work” 8. “Art Degrees that Pay” 9. … Continue reading

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List 08.12.09

1. pulling nails from rotten pine 2. every yard is empty, every shade is drawn 3. trees tall as antennas, cobwebs trap distant signals 4. since the fence, fewer barks, but not none at all 5. caterpillars with fuzzy horns, … Continue reading

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List, 08.10.09

1. Skate Arena, yellow & blue dots, red & orange dots 2. white cinderblock house, green roof, green shutters, green porch 3. board and batten the color of a Hershey bar 4. hidden church carved from rock 5. breezeblock carport … Continue reading

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List 08.08.09

1. Apollo rocket at a rest stop 2. child asking his mother about outer space 3. truck drivers window-shopping the snack machines 4. refrigerated Zero bar 5. sign for the Boobie Bungalow under a Blood of Jesus sign 6. truck … Continue reading

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List 08.07.09

1. embroidery machine 2. Bibb Furnace ingot 3. dead magnolia branches 4. starlings chasing a hawk 5. barking dogs that sound like rusty pulleys 6. a soft green cicada hanging onto its husk 7. cut-up garden hose in the hedgerow … Continue reading

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List 08.06.09

1. 1921 Morgan silver dollar 2. miniature Lufkin tape measure (“Champion, The Seal of Quality”) 3. 1941 Army-issue pocket bible 4. X-Act No. 222P slide rule (“Machine Divided”) 5. War Department pamphlet No. 21-4, “Going Back to Civilian Life” 6. … Continue reading

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