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August 12, 2012
Things found while reorganizing the office: A guitar tuner (I don’t play guitar), an organizer from 2002 (March 12: buy dope for Paris), a faded rectangle of green poster board decorated with old Mexican coins (the largest denomination is one peso).

This last is a souvenir from a childhood trip. I remember buying it in the Mexico City airport before boarding the plane home.

The newspaper headline big enough I could read it from the window of the LAX airport bus said, “Harry S. Truman dead at 88.” My inflight cocktailed father was jubilant, “Let the bastard rot in hell.”