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    You’ve seen them, the people who don’t have teeth. You’ve seen them sleeping at bus stops and running in Cops and sitting on porches in documentaries about impossibly distant rural places. Caroline only saw the dressings the first day, the bloody netting that filled the space in her mother’s mouth where teeth should be. On the second day, her mother emerged from her bedroom without it. Her face had changed — it was shorter. The proportions were off. Her mother’s jaw lifted up too high. Her chin could now curl up almost against her nose, unobstructed. Her cheeks, normally thin, sallow things, ballooned out like jowls. Where was her mother’s face?
"A Warm Winter" by Molly McArdle | Midnight Breakfast
    You’ve seen them, the people who don’t have teeth. You’ve seen them sleeping at bus stops and running in Cops and sitting on porches in documentaries about impossibly distant rural places. Caroline only saw the dressings the first day, the bloody netting that filled the space in her mother’s mouth where teeth should be. On the second day, her mother emerged from her bedroom without it. Her face had changed — it was shorter. The proportions were off. Her mother’s jaw lifted up too high. Her chin could now curl up almost against her nose, unobstructed. Her cheeks, normally thin, sallow things, ballooned out like jowls. Where was her mother’s face?
    "A Warm Winter" by Molly McArdle | Midnight Breakfast
     
  2. Good endnotes.

     
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    Research.

    Research.

     
  4. 15:53 19th Aug 2014

    Notes: 8

    What color should I dye my hair?

     
  5. 20:48 18th Aug 2014

    Notes: 4

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    jefflambert:

That time the branch was front page news.


Get it, Mason Square community picnic.

    jefflambert:

    That time the branch was front page news.

    Get it, Mason Square community picnic.

     
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    JOSEPH MITCHELL

    JOSEPH MITCHELL

     
  7. Therefore all the quaint superstitions, the old-world maxims, the venerable saws which the ingenuity of savage philosophers elaborated long ago, and which old women at chimney corners still impart as treasures of great price to their descendants gathered round the cottage fire on winter evenings—all these antique fancies clustered, all these cobwebs of the brain were spun about the path of the old king, the human god, who, immeshed in them like a fly in the toils of a spider, could hardly stir a limb for the threads of custom, “light as air but strong as links of iron,” that crossing and recrossing each other in an endless maze bound him fast within a network of observances from which death or deposition alone could release him.
    — Frazer is getting flowery! (From The Golden Bough.)
     
  8. 21:06

    Notes: 68

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    Also featuring: Jamaica Kincaid, Faith Adiele, Gloria Anzaldúa, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Sontag, David Shipler, María Cristina Rangel, and, naturally, “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.”

    Also featuring: Jamaica Kincaid, Faith Adiele, Gloria Anzaldúa, Richard Rodriguez, Susan Sontag, David Shipler, María Cristina Rangel, and, naturally, “It’s Decorative Gourd Season, Motherfuckers.”

     
  9. What I did today.

    What I did today.

     
  10. 14:54 17th Jul 2014

    Notes: 18

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    I went to the desert.