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A Quarterly Journal
Jeffrey Woodward, Founder & Owner
Ray Rasmussen, General Editor

Volume 12, Number 3, September 2018

Lew Watts
Chicago, Illinois, USA

4th of July

is a day for indulgence, even though we lost. Today, I am at home in my military finery drinking tea, having spent the morning luxuriating in repeatedly pronouncing correctly the word “aluminium.” For the last hour, as part of my build up, I have tried to enter my birth date on several online sites. Each responded with the fateful, hateful message, “ERROR. There is no month 15.” And so now, suitably vexed and primed, I can remove my wig, sit quietly at my desk, and pen letters and write checks, dating each with the day preceding the month—as it should be, not just today, but every day.

Bighorn Sheep
rumor is they evolved
from the British



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