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Pencil Shavings

The enthusiastic sharpness of wood shavings and the industrial classroom smell of lead brought into existence by the metal grinding gears of my dad’s pencil sharpener. When he worked late at night, I could hear its dull growling rhythm through … Continue reading

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Dad’s Toolbox and Workbench – present day

Kind of oily and metallic, mixed with the hot and dusty smell of the garage. A slight bit of decaying formaldehyde from the surfboards hanging above, and the residue from an ancient oil tin that still has a few drops … Continue reading

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