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The Missing Boat

Even if you haven’t seen the movie And, you know about the opening scene. Everybody knows about it, when a boy in a yellow raincoat runs down the street with his paper boat. The boat falls down a storm-water drain and is no more. The boy, named George, comes across the creature And. And loves …

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AC Repair Boy

I saw something strange earlier today. I work at the local university, fixing air conditioners and heaters so that the students can be comfortable all the time. Did you know that the ideal temperature for places of study is actually a couple of degrees below room temperature? Not too far below it, mind you. There’s …

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Timber For Building

With everything going on in the world right now, I’m doing my best to do my bit to help save humanity. This means staying on my property, and only leaving the house for the necessities. This has been quite an adjustment for me, as I had become accustomed to leaving my house every day before …

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Second Hand Car

I’m buying a second hand car that is still under its new car warranty. The people I’m buying it from are elderly and can no longer drive, so I’m purchasing it for an absolute bargain. Honestly the price is so cheap that when I drive it away, I’ll probably feel like I stole it. I …

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Hedge My Allegiance

I’m not the kind of person to make sweeping statements, but I’m pretty sure I have the best configuration of hedges on my block, if not the whole suburb. Uniformly dense, green and coiffured to perfection, my hedges stand out from the crowd. There’s really no competition; you’d think no one else was even trying. …

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