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Posts published by “Paul Modic”

Taxicab Memories

I can still remember that first fare in my New York taxi: an older white-haired woman standing at Union Square on 17th Street. I cruised…

Scrabble & Running

I had two main problems in life: I was fifty pounds overweight and my next-door neighbor beat me at Scrabble every time. Actually over the…

José

There is drama everywhere or at least wherever I go. I don't exactly create it but my bullshit detector is on high always, can't help…

The Guy

I have this Saturday ritual where I go to Redway, buy the New York Times, and then drive down to lower Redway to read some…

Racism

I realized the other day that I have a racist friend. “Dude, you're a racist,” I said. “Why don't you just admit that you like…

Creekside Farms Paradise

The bamboo is marching voraciously through the Texas heat here on Creekside Farms Road, wrapping around the party barn and heading toward the main house.…

Apple Picking

Currently reading a novel set in wine country in Eastern Washington and reading the vicious comments posted by petty people on the Hey Garberville Facebook…

Goodbye, Mendocino

There is this concept called magical thinking and what it means is when you think something you then believe it is true, illustrated most abjectly by the current magical-thinker-in-chief

A Run to Town

I wanted to break quarantine and make a run up to town for my mail and the Saturday New York Times even though it was…

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