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But Did He Love Me?

I chose to write this true Valentine’s Day story about a favorite relative in first person in order to retain the impact it had on me. I was never sure if he loved me. I mean right off, Burt liked … Continue reading

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My Brief but Glorious Career as a Monster

I had a huge affection for monsters as a kid. From Dr. Frankenstein’s befuddled electro-charged jarhead to that ultimate rejected pound puppy, the Wolfman. So once I got old enough to say no to Mom’s “you would look adorable in … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

Let the Scarring Begin! I have an impressive collection of scars, despite the fact that I’ve never played hockey or rugby. Yes, I’m clumsy. I’m not proud of that fact, simply resigned to it. It’s been there from the start. … Continue reading

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But Did He Love Me?

I chose to tell this true story about a favorite relative (name changed) in first person in order to retain the impact it had on me. I was never sure if he loved me. I mean right off, Burt liked … Continue reading

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Why (at Least) One Bad Thing Happened

 Why Life Isn’t Fair (a series of sorts) I don’t often get a sense of “why bad things happen.” You know, the “senseless” stuff you didn’t plan on and most likely would not have put in a requisition order for—illness, … Continue reading

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