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Welcome to Newsletter #133

A bunch of tales I wanted to share with you

A tale I read

Satellite Moon Man by Daniel Cockrill
[Satellite Moon Man by Daniel Cockrill]

A tale I heard

Actor Tony Hale discussing life after Veep and Arrested Development:

"I wrote a book about this little chicken named Archibald, who learns how to be present. That's something I struggle with. You have to be present. Everything is a big thing. Me talking to you right now: this is my big thing. It's not somewhere else. And this whole idea of, if you're not practicing contentment where you are, you're not going to be content when you get what you want. Archibald is a very present chicken. He "yes-ands" his way through life, and he sees the best in people, and he's kind. It's on Netflix. So I've been working on that—not just the show, but being present. It's a daily lesson. I want to be Archibald. This therapist I worked with talked about how you have to wake yourself up 100 times a day to where you are. And in creating stories for Archibald it's been good practice, and it's an absolute joy."

A tale I saw

The Introduction by Billy Collins

A tale I wrote


Blake loved saying blah blah blah 
over the top of other people when they talked.

Blah blah blah! he’d say,
wagging his hand like a little mouth.

BLAH BLAH BLAH! 

Blake was a millionaire,
ran a successful business,
had loads of fast cars
and a massive house.

"Yeah, bet he wasn’t truly happy though."

Nope, you couldn’t be more wrong.
He was utterly content, had a lovely family,
lots of genuinely kind and caring friends,
low blood pressure and slept incredibly well.

He just also happened to be
a rude, horrible bastard
and life just isn’t all that fair sometimes.

A tail I like

[A tail I like]
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