In the garden, a rotting pumpkin collided with a massive piece of vertical plywood: thunk. It fell to the ground and the bystanders descended, hacking it apart with hammers and a hoe. Then, the whole mess was piled into a 5-foot-tall compost tote. The sheer volume of pumpkin guts…
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I will put it to you as a statement of fact: white people eat grapefruit all wrong. I was alerted to this by my friend Delia Cai, who included in her…
I refused to wear uncomfortable underwear when I had coronavirus. This is probably TMI for at least 86% of the people who subscribe to this…
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