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This is my favourite sentence that starts with ‘and’:

Or else there might be a drug in the laurel that could have produced such an Apollonian effect. To test this, I have crushed laurel leaves and smoked quantities of them in a pipe and felt somewhat sick but no more inspired than usual. And chewed them as well for over an hour, and very distinctly felt more and more Jaynesian, alas, than Apollonian.
— Julian Jaynes, The Origin of Consciousness in the Breakdown of the Bicameral Mind (Mariner Books, 1990), 323.

Whenever I open up and rinse a can of chickpeas, I find myself idly picking one up and and with two fingers swiftly slipping off its transparent skin—

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In which I reflect upon the inciting incident in my relationship with oomancy.

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