Browsing All posts tagged under »fish«

Across A Crowded Womb

February 7, 2012

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In my very earliest days, I was a sperm. At least this is what I’ve been told. I can’t say for certain, because I don’t remember being a sperm, and it certainly seems like the kind of thing that would stick in the mind. More unbelievable is the idea that I was one of about […]

Chew On This

November 19, 2011

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I’ve always wanted to be smart, I guess because I grew up in a time when smart people got some respect. Albert Einstein was considered the greatest genius anybody could imagine. He was so smart, he didn’t even have to comb his hair. In a room full of brilliant people, he still got to sit […]

Zerophobia, and Other Fears I Made Up

December 3, 2010

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We had two heavy, black rotary dial telephones in our house. My older brothers told me that if I picked up the receiver and dialed zero, the operator would answer. This scared me, the idea that no matter when I picked up that phone, she would be there, waiting. “Operator. Can I help you?” Operator. […]

I’m a Vegetarian and I Don’t Like Vegetables

June 2, 2010

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Tell someone you’re a vegetarian and you won’t get much of a response. Suggest that you don’t like vegetables and you’re met with a similar lack of surprise. But say that you’re a vegetarian and you don’t like vegetables, and they will be all over you! I mean, you’re going to get swarmed! I speak […]