Category Archives: Memoir

Not Guilty…ish!

I’d reached the sagely age of 20, and had finally scratched together the down payment for a groovy avocado green Chevy Vega with harvest gold vinyl seats. Then, just two weeks later, a very un-groovy cop pulled me over. “But … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Wall

Bil was a proud man (yes, he spelled his name that way). Trust me, I know because I have an excess of pride myself. I came to know him when he played the lead role in my production of A … Continue reading

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Their Illicit Lover

 This is one of my darker posts. And for a good reason. Please read through to the end.   A true story. He said he would kill them In his time, in his way And yet they let him stay … Continue reading

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I Was a Boy Martyr!

During my fourth grade year, my buddy Rory and I became obsessed with constructing tiny villages out of twigs under schoolyard trees. One particular miniature hamlet garnered rave reviews from multiple cute girls (mission accomplished!). In fact, our little village, … Continue reading

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My Top Ten Blog Posts of 2018

So, this may seem a bit self-promoting (ahem, “may”?), but last year people said they appreciated a second chance to read some “bests” they’d missed. Not that these are all bests per se. Actually, there are three sets of tens … Continue reading

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I Was an 11 Year Old Reprobate

An Embarrassingly True Story It was my first New Year’s Eve party. Sort of. It would be at least two more years before I was old enough to attend a Real Party. The moment we stepped into Aunt Fran’s suburban shoebox … Continue reading

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Counting My Blessings

I pride myself in originality. Which is why I’m apologizing up front for the hackneyed title. But, hey, old saws are still around because they still have teeth, right? (See how I put an original spin on that phrase?). But … Continue reading

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