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The fruit that never was

Orchards once stretched for miles here; my mother would hide in the trees as a young girl and smoke secret cigarettes. The most fertile land on earth now yields only fertile minds and sterile suburbs. I yearn for the fruit … Continue reading

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Stillborn empires

The luck of Charles the Bold for freeway fingers clutching at distant hills. I’m watching a city claw at the countryside like a man sinking in quicksand, pulling up large handfuls of brush and young trees as it searches for … Continue reading

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