Explaining to My Wife’s Coworker That I Found a $10 Million Photo of Billy the Kid at a Garage Sale for a Living
Nov28

Explaining to My Wife’s Coworker That I Found a $10 Million Photo of Billy the Kid at a Garage Sale for a Living

The man in the wrinkled, short-sleeve button-up sighs over his beer. It’s been a hell of a week, he says. The boss man, a real task master, has been riding him like a chairlift since Tuesday. TGIF, and plus it’s an especially tense time, what with the holidays coming up and all. Budgets never take a vacation, but such is the life of an accountant. Numbers, his father warned, they make a cruel mistress. The three-day weekend, at least,...

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As President of This Secret Society, I Pledge to Make It Just as Weird as the Movies
Sep06

As President of This Secret Society, I Pledge to Make It Just as Weird as the Movies

My papa had just returned from the farm when I caught my first glimpse of Eyes Wide Shut. I stood behind his recliner at the tender age of eleven as he clicked on our old tube set. It was the party scene. Red robes, strange gold masks. “Trash,” my father said, “exaggerated trash. No place behaves that way,” and he changed the channel. But I was transformed. I had peeked through a fleeting window; this was how the world’s great men...

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