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Archives for January, 2012

The Cosmic Machine

FUNDAMENTALS If you could record everything that is happening everywhere at any given moment and feed this information into a computer, you could predict the next one and its consequence and so on: how, when, where, why, Frankie killed Johnny, or Sluggo kissed Nancy, or Albert decided to square energy instead of money.

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City of Wind

We blew up chicken gullets, like balloons for the girls to carry around on strings, and played pirate with sharpened stockyard bones which we sheathed in our clothesline belts, like swords, marauding through the neighborhood. Along the sidewalks, the girls played hopscotch, arms raised in the air like wings, hopping toward the Blue Sky with […]

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