The Perils of Coke Zero Addiction

This is my grocery cart. It may appear unexceptional enough, but under that bland exterior lurks a diabolical contraption bent on sabotaging my Coke Zero hoarding spree. Sure, it goes into the store without any fuss, but once there, that ruse is discarded and replaced with a scheme to go forwards when I need to…

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A Frenzy of Tapa-Making

Today is perfect. The weather couldn’t be better: cool, breezy and the sun shines between fringes of palm fronds and glossy, green banana leaves. A light stream of smoke wafts through the air, but it is pleasant. Like a cozy fire at Thanksgiving. All around me, neighbors pound their wooden clubs on paper mulberry bark, making the renowned Tapa cloth…

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