Monthly Archives: October 2017

My Scar Stories

The Final Scar? To read my previous scar stories, click here. My two greatest hits are on my neck. Oddly, both remind me of God. I wrote previously about one. The other began with a woman doing her lipstick in … Continue reading

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Batter My Heart

As a teenager, I stumbled upon the poet, John Donne, a contemporary of Shakespeare, and instantly identified with his passions, longings, and failings (“no man is an island…”). I still do. Yesterday, thanks to a smart, soulful teenager who blogs … Continue reading

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50 Years Ago Today

October 21, 1967. We’d just come off the Summer of Love, during which my buddy Marc and I had futilely searched for a “love in.” I was enamored with the peace symbol, with the phrase “make love, not war,” with … Continue reading

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Use Me Not

Note: this post includes frank talk about sexuality. Many women (and a few men) are speaking openly about their experiences with sexual harassment and assault. And this has caused a lot of men to ask, “What qualifies as sexual harassment … Continue reading

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Manhood: Time to Redefine

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The Wishing Map 87

Originally posted on Mitch Teemley:
Note: To read The Wishing Map from the beginning, click here. The Wishing Map Chapter Nineteen: The Naim Games (Continued) Previously: Zack gathered the naims (gnomes) for a storytelling contest. ⇔ ⇔ ⇔ Zack walked…

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Harvey Weinstein and the Whole Damn Thing

I stuck my hand into a hornet’s nest on Facebook, when I posted the quip, “Breaking News: Woman found who has never been propositioned by Harvey Weinstein.” For those who don’t follow North American news, Harvey Weinstein, one of the … Continue reading

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