What they don’t check in at the concierge desk of your nearest upmarket hotel, although they likely should — and we have made the recommendation to operators around the country in our most recent newsletter—are your secrets.

They’re portable and hard to discern and harder still to tease out from…

Like one of these but on — and they’re not often let on in a Mercedes. Or turned on at all.

What should we do about those who never turn off their indicators on the highway?

We could try to pay them no mind but that’s easier said than done when you’re trying to plan when to indicate and merge yourself, as if perhaps they’re just signalling a mile out from…

In a chair like his he worked his magic.

Alonso was classically Italian — round and good at what he did best. It was a niche service, a storefront slotted in between an aging fish and chip place and the only butcher for three miles. The closest barber was across the road and Alonso benefited more from them than…

It does happen, but not all the time.

Windows down and I can hear the kids playing before we pass them by along the side of the school, the buildings flat then tall, loose gravel crunching under the tires. …

This is a very short story about a stage manager who cut a hole in the roof of the theatre to let the Moon shine in over the midnight show forgetting that as the seasons changed the usefulness of the hole would wax and wane.

Local critics at the first…

Zac van Manen

Writer, producer, social.

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