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  • My parents' house was filled with sleeping dogs. My job was to wake the good ones before the buzzer woke the bad ones. I opened the screen door and yelled RUN! I held it open as long as I could but then I had to run, over the driveway across the woodpile under the fence through the woods, racing to the end of the maze. I'd done it before so I knew where to go, and I knew the trick of shuffling the pieces of land around. At the end was Home Depot. I went in and it was a temple. I said Hello? queitly and my echo boomed all around in the dark. I saw a pair of sandals and put them on, thinking they had some ritual significance, but then I noticed there were heaps of muddy sandals all over the place. Where the hell is Buddha?