Fortnightly Flotsam: Small Talk, Cheerfulness, Illegal Vodka, the Paragraph, Michoacan

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“I liked small talk, so I was a wretched sinner.”

That, anyway, is how I interpreted an early chunk of St. Theresa Avila’s Autobiography. I’ve long had an aversion to small talk, unless I’m drinking. Older people were constantly interrupting me with small talk. I remember waiting for my…

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Eric Scheske

Eric Scheske

Former editor of Gilbert Mag and columnist for NC Register. Freelance for many print pubs. Publishes here every Monday, plus occasional pieces during the week.