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Pissed Off

The toilets here have a lower water level and more of a slope down from the lip into the bowels of the bowl. Sometimes the geometry is off by a bit, sometimes things don’t line up quite perfectly. With practice, probably, my technique could improve to alleviate the problem, but, as it stands, to put […]

I am not alone

or “How marvelous it is to find a home within an internet freakshow minority” I have a few quirks – some biological, some psychological, some superstitious or even spiritual. I love beets, but they turn my urine bright red the next day, making me think I sustained kidney damage the night before (a possibility far […]

Norwegians vs. Scots

Jon studied acting with two Norwegians. A rudiments class aimed to get them in closer control of their physical forms. Jon and Tirragin – the rounder one, the extrovert extreme, a sixth Spice Girl that held up after the first few seconds – performed an exercise from that Physical Expression class; Physical Expression, that is, […]

Shore Sex

Infidelity was inevitable. Husbands and wives sat – together – on the beach all day, his own wife spluttered inanities on the beach all day. Was there some competition? Everyone saying the same old nonsense each day – there is a limit as to how much can be said about cheeky children, incompetent contractors, and […]

Matt and Harrison

They were fat because they were Mama’s boys. Matt’s mother had pampered him, babied him, stuffed him all his life. His fat was almost as old as him, congealed at his belly, a weight that anchored him to a chair. When he hurried, he swished along in a shuffle skip, like a ballerina carrying a […]

Depravity

More than envying their 16th birthday Eagle Talons and Volkswagen Cabriolets, their country club homes and bedrooms with full bathrooms en suite; more than their finished-furnished basements and golf course backyards with infrequent and always foreseeable, or in the case of basement stairs, fore-hear-able, parental contact, I wanted the rich kids’ depravity. Condemned it in […]

Slack Motherfucker – A Tale of Blackest Betrayal (a formerly private email)

Last night, at the mancino show, B came with me. As I think you all know, if the last 10 years of my life have generated one sincere, profound regret, it’s that I never made a concerted attempt to go after this one particular girl. Even seeing her name in print stirs my soul. So […]

Air Travel

Air travel is dreadful, as in dreadful. As in full of thick, hanging horror of the predestined. The sweaty palms, sleeplessness, and jerky reactions, I fear, tell my companions I am thoroughly terrified. Yet the flight staff doesn’t give me any special, soothing treatment. More than the stiff neck and cramped legs, it is my […]

Admission

Ted Chang Boston University Honors (500 words / Due:12/20) What is the purpose of higher education? Some argue that college should foster self-discovery, empathy, citizenship, clarity of thought, and elegance of expression. Others contend that college should promote practical skills, problem-solving, and career-oriented training. You may draw on your personal experience as well as on […]

Argentina #2 – The plane

On board I indulge my traveling idiosyncracies – I eat everything put in front of me and drink only tomato juice. I try to breathe only through my nose. I had a one-night layover in Miami, which I wasted on a protracted walk around the airport hotels and dinner at Boston Chicken. In my imagination […]