Category Archives: Memoir

The Year I Turned Shy

My Real Memoir Me? Shy? Hard to believe, I know, but up until Kindergarten I’d never had any friends my age. When I finally met some, they seemed weirdly normal. I didn’t know how to be with them. Weird Eddie had … Continue reading

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How My Life of Happy Materialism Came to an End

Photo by Brandon Green (unsplash.com) When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. London was so … Continue reading

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Expressing My True Self

My Real Memoir Until you start school, your life revolves around your parents. They can do nothing wrong. Only later, in your teen years, do you realize they can do nothing right, and that your sagely friends and, of course, … Continue reading

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My Life of Happy Materialism in London

Photo by Joshua Chandler When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My first real day … Continue reading

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Weird Eddie

‘Grasshopper Face’ by Boris Smokrovic (unsplash.com) My Real Memoir Eddie was different. He sort of looked Chinese, and I liked that. He also talked different, and very little. And even though he was bigger, he didn’t seem as smart as … Continue reading

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My 45th Spiritual Birthday

I walked into a church for the first time in my life on Easter morning 45 years ago. I’d never before heard the words “He is risen” or the traditional response “He is risen indeed!” much less said them. But … Continue reading

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My First Friend

Overgrown House 4 by Hoekemannen (flickr.com) My Real Memoir I spotted a weasel in the spring of my 5th year. Apart from a few orange trees and an incinerator, our back yard was boring. The trees were too young to … Continue reading

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My Big Epiphany in London

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. Newly arrived and oldly lost, I spent my … Continue reading

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In Search of a Friend

Photo by Sheila Fitzgerald My Real Memoir Trees, chickens and geese. These were my friends. I loved them, but there was something of a communication barrier. The trees were great listeners, and happy to cradle me in their arms all … Continue reading

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A Night/Knight in England

When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. It seemed like the Gatwick Express to … Continue reading

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