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Little Tragedies

For most of this autumn I lived just outside of Middlebury with a good friend of mine, my former Russian professor, in the gorgeous old farmhouse he shared with his concert cellist wife. The two of them were gracious enough to take me in for the autumn after my somewhat precipitate return from Montreal. The plan was that I would stay on through the winter, as a housesitter, …



4:30 AM, Bedford L stop, four cops emerge from an L train and handcuff one Peter Fitzgerald (unassuming hipstery white guy) for the crime of, apparently, running to catch a train. Cue all-around intimidation and rudeness. Badge numbers are 4257, 988, 1899, and 11511. After half an hour of questioning, young Fitzgerald, whom I have never met, is released with a spurious summons, and I am ostenta…

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Argentina on Two Steaks A Day
Eating the happiest cows in the world

I Spy
I go for a walk in Beijing and accidentally infiltrate the Chinese space program

Dabblers and Blowhards
Smushing Paul Graham

Attacked By Thugs
Warsaw police hijinks

Dating Without Kundera
Alternatives to the Slavic Dave Matthews

A Morning in Iceland
The best layover in the world

A Rocket To Nowhere
Space Shuttle rant

Best Practices For Time Travelers
The story of John Titor

French Week 3/03 (Parts 1 2 3 4 5 6)

100 Years Of Turbulence
Wright Brothers exposed

NYC Marathon 2003
Bleeding nipples

PC Forum
Business at the speed of dumb

Poland Joins The EU
Report from Warsaw

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