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found while cleaning out my closet

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A Polaroid of my mom and me outside our house in St. Louis

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Mystery ring – no one knows where this came from. Let me know if it’s yours!

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Postcard of the royal family. In days of fuller hair

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Note to a college roommate about why I didn’t switch our parking passes in the PM. We lived close to the woods – perfect hiding place for snipers.

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Paper bag masks created at the High Museum in Atlanta. The mask that likes “Boys under the age of 6” and “Dry grass” belongs, unsurprisingly, to a certain Creepy Animal.

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A sheer red polyester tunic with a rhinestone collar. Which I am totally keeping.

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August 11, 2011 at 6:16 am

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stumpping

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Back in wild wild old-time California, folks used redwood stumps as dance floors.  30 people dancing on a stump!  BAD.  But also a wee bit rad.

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April 6, 2010 at 3:10 pm

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mesopotamia

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“The accountants get there before the poets”

History of the World in 100 Objects

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February 26, 2010 at 2:15 pm

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the only thing I want on eBay right now

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A relic from a time, way back in the day, when America used to get. shit. done.

Behold Astro snoopy.  Circa 1969.  Sometimes these things go for over $100 on leBay.  Sometimes you can get them for $30 or so.  The one I’m watching currently stands at $14.95 with 5 days left. 

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January 20, 2010 at 7:02 pm

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cactus skeleton

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This is what the inside of a cactus looks like.  I picked it up on a hike in Palm Springs, where you can find incredible looking things walking around in the desert. It’s wacky out there and really beautiful.  I find hiking sort of boring but I could’ve spent days poking around in the dust taking pictures of weird-looking sticks and stones.

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January 18, 2010 at 2:15 pm

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feral houses.

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feral houses of detroit 2

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I’m spending all my free time today trying to finish On the Road.  I didn’t like it very much in high school, but I’m enjoying it now.  Why?  Because, now I am a beatnik.

If you were on the road in America these days, you’d drive by a fair share of abandoned or foreclosed homes.  The Detroit houses pictured above are from the blog Sweet Juniper.  You can see more of them there.

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October 7, 2009 at 1:30 pm

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now I lay me down to sleep

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July 9, 2009 at 6:50 am

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