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December 16th, 2015 • Quill Archives
How to Lose Your Mind and Build a Treehouse

I said that I was leaving town for a funeral, but I lied. Nobody close to me died yesterday, or the day before, or the day before that. But it’s easy to say that somebody died. People get visibly uncomfortable. They clam up and offer condolences, and then pretend that you didn’t mention it at all.