Category Archives: Memoir

Why?

Photo: Daily Mail 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. Why? Why do we need … Continue reading

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My First Girlfriend

Photo by Gerrie Vernon My Real Memoir While still in 2nd grade, inspired by the Little Rascals, my buddy Jeff and I formed a “He Man Woman Haters Club (No Girlz Allowed!).” We met a couple of times in a … Continue reading

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Parable of the Bricks

Photo by Suliman Sallehi 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. I knew the … Continue reading

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A Tale of Two BFFs

Rory-the-Dauntless (left), Jeff a.k.a. “Sunshine” (right), and me (bottom) My Real Memoir The Jeff-Effect kicked in shortly after I started 2nd Grade. At first, I didn’t know anyone at La Pluma School and barely said a word. But Jeff, nicknamed … Continue reading

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Farewell to a Beloved Family Member

Minuet – recent photo by our daughter Beth Does the fact that she was a cat make this post seem less sincere? It’s not. Anyone who’s adopted an animal knows that pets are family members–and family means loving unconditionally. Minuet … Continue reading

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My Life of Radical Idealism Comes to an End

Palau Nacional, Barcelona – photo by Stephen Stringer 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 … Continue reading

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Alone Again, Naturally

Photo by Rachael Crowe My Real Memoir For a while, as a kid, it seemed I was destined to be a loner. True, I had a goofy sense of humor and a wild imagination, but I mostly used them to … Continue reading

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When Your Favorite Delusion Starts to Fade

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. I was young and confused (I know, … Continue reading

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Everything You Never Needed to Know About Me

“Getting Ready to Go to the Prom” (my first film appearance), shot by the illustrious Kathy’s Mom. In my early blogging days, when I still posted by telegraph, I regularly responded to Blogger Award invitations. I don’t do those anymore, … Continue reading

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My Life of Radical Idealism in Spain

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. I was young and in love–with whatever I … Continue reading

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