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Angela Ball



I wonder why I slip so much— then see that the bottoms of my sneakers are bald, no purchase left for anything. A man who was in World War I, at Paschendaele, tells about mud: "We couldn't make a forward move without putting down duck boards, removi [...]

A Moon At Maximum Eclipse

1905. Some men band together as The Lucky Syndicate. By day they dig holes in the ground behind a saloon. At night they huddle together and weep, drunk on rough beer and in love with gold. One man thinks of his dad. The way he walked. As though he ha [...]