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Checking Out At The Library

As months go by, I’m getting more and more soured on the endless parking lots here, opening into shopping or office complexes and strip malls without sidewalks, a city designed for a life like that of the old Peking emperors, … Continue reading

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Greyhound Form Letter

When I went to the Arts&Crafts Conference a couple weeks ago, I took the bus from Raleigh to Asheville. I tried to buy tickets on the Greyhound website, but every time I did, it returned an error and asked me … Continue reading

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At The Video Store

Sometimes I forget how much having lived in China affects me. I don’t mean my new appreciation for bread and cheese, although I think Chinese food has something to do with that. I mean how out of the American loop … Continue reading

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The Case Of The Haunted Windshield

When I was a kid, one of my favorite jokes was about the Viper. A lady in a big house all alone gets a call from “the viper” telling her he’ll see her tomorrow… then tonight… then in 1 hour… … Continue reading

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Legally Southern

I got my North Carolina driver’s license yesterday. I just can’t get over how polite and friendly people are here, even in the DMV. It was still a long process, partly because nothing n North Carolina moves quickly, and partly … Continue reading

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American Mei You

I planned to write a post about starting a job today, teaching SAT prep. Towards the end of the job interview, when we were talking about where to park and what time to arrive, the main teacher (I’m the assistant) … Continue reading

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The 440 Is Not A Ring Road

I don’t really like to drive. I think it’s that tiny margin of error between commuting and death that really bothers me. I try to accept that while the rest of the world sees “run out to the store” as … Continue reading

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The Pastor’s Daughter

I got my license several years ago in Massachusetts, but it expired while I was in China, and now that I’m home in New Jersey, I’d like to drive legally. Today I spent a couple hours on the phone with … Continue reading

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Driving on the highway with Stick

“The South shall rise again”? Yeah, right. My money’s on China.

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Have You Seen This Road Trip?

I was asked to write about the mystery of Grey in the hopes that one of you will be able to solve it. Ready? Musician Sam Rader wrote a song called “Grey” on her album Goldstar Galaxy, and made a … Continue reading

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