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June 13, 2019

Summer festivals

A fish died and a kid threw up. That’s the most succinct description I can come up with from the weekend.

We attended one of those small town carnivals, those places where deep fryers congregate like a hundred thousand wildebeasts assembling for migration. A place full of buzzers, bells, lights, power chords the size of your forearm, corn dogs, and the screams and giggles of children who are zooming through the Midwestern sky on rides while adults gaze into their wallets and purses and wonder where all their money has gone.

In addition to the standard small-town carniva...

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