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March 2014


Antics

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Trapped by an Icelandic volcano in the remote town of Barcelona, my beloved and I ventured to a fancy restaurant for lunch. Each table had an ant made of steel, and as any thirteen year old in the body of a thirty-something would, I grabbed another from the table next to ours and immediately started

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An Important Lesson in Dealing Badly with Teenage Trauma

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Once upon a time, some twenty-two years ago, I was still a teenager, it was my birthday, and my friends and I went to the Dolce Vita for lunch in some semblance of a celebration. The Dolce Vita, as you well know, was at the time the premier Italian restaurant in the wealthyish Banani-Gulshan area

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Something fishy this way comes

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Once upon a time — 2004, if I had to guess — J and I went to Mutual Fish, a fishmonger in Seattle. While she shopped, I zoned out, idly considering the options on display. My eyes lit on some catfish. A black woman standing next to me said, “Doesn’t that look good? I wonder what

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Something Ill-Considered

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So once upon a time, I added a set of files to a Visual Studio project, each named “lv_x.wav” where x is number. Yet for some reason, my app wouldn’t play the sounds. However, it would still play “alert.wav”. Puzzled, I tried renaming “lv_3.wav” to “alert.wav”, and it played. And then when I renamed it

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