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February 27, 2016

I met a dentist at a small apartment party. I walked in knowing the hostess from two short but stimulating previous encounters, and as a stranger to everyone else. By 3am I was rapping with nearly everyone. Not because of anything I did, except wander,

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October 5, 2014

  This week I met: A guy who was raised like anyone else, in a good home to be a good guy, then joined a punk band then joined the army. He drives a truck and wears an army baseball cap and swears he leans

September 28, 2014

This week I met: An entire world in a little 75-year-old tavern. Academy Tavern on Larchmere every Wednesday night is the coolest, hippest, least hopping place in town. George plays a superb piano, harking back to early 20th century jazz and ragtime. His top hand

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Oh, The People You’ll Meet

Everyone has a story in them, and everyone’s thoughts are equally important and valid and beautiful. To try and put that into practice, I have been conscientious of the conversations I have with strangers. I’ve found that the guy in front of me in the grocery

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September 21, 2014

This week I met: A military man from Sandusky named Josh. Late 20s – early 30s with a young family, he agrees that Apple store products are overpriced, that the Mantice is worse for guys than girls (his wife explained it to his four year