18 Feb 2011

Pitcher to Pollen

JASON Atherton is late. I wait with breaking builders in the toasty staff room. Matt lockers are inscribed in marker pen with international names. “It’s nice to see a city coat,” says one when he sees mine draped over a plastic seat, adding, “I should have worked harder at school.” I consider shattering the illusion of wealth by sharing my pain in trying to make enough to eat from food writing. But we resort to the project in hand. “Well, it’s just like doing a big house really,” he shrugs, modestly...
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