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After losing my job, I moved home and attended my cousin’s wedding. The morning of, someone asked where Grandma was. I said I’d find her. I went outside and there she was wandering around the parking lot — small, curly white hair, wrinkle-eaten face.

“Are you excited about the wedding?”…

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The first thing to know about Bejing is that it isn’t China.

It’s Beijing.

Even within China, people consider people from Beijing as Beijingers first. Mandarin is spoken with such an accent there that — when you take tones into account — it’s difficult even for people in other parts…

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*originally published in Lustery POV

My girlfriend won’t stop biting me.

She calls it “cute aggression”. To her credit, it’s a real thing. It’s when you want to crush, squeeze, punch, or eat excessively adorable things.

Working against her: it doesn’t have much to do with biting a very full-grown…

Benjamin Davis

Columnist and author. My writing is like a bunch of people at a party trying to tell different jokes at the same time.

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