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I Was a Daredevil Paperboy!

My Real Memoir As a result of my regular self-disfigurements, Mom and Dad began keeping a closer watch on me. But then I was set free by the most reckless device known to boy: A Bike! Our hilly little suburb … Continue reading

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The Last Kid on Earth

Photo by Willgard Krause The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. The double moon that had settled over … Continue reading

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Skateboarding in the Stone Age

My Real Memoir My buddies and I invented skateboarding. Kind of. There were two types of skates back in the stone age: 1) Pro skates with smooth “clay” wheels that you could rent at the local roll-a-rama. You’d glide around … Continue reading

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Disaster Under the Double Moon

The Wishing Map is a full-length fantasy that is being posted episodically at this site. To read the previous episode, click here. To read the entire novel, begin here. Zack shot a glance across his shoulder. The peculiar orb had … Continue reading

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“Wisdom Begins in Wonder” ~Socrates

Thought for the Week A child’s sense of wonder is a priceless commodity. Perhaps the only thing of equal value is the retention of that commodity into adulthood. ⇓ “Kids think with their brains cracked wide open. Becoming an adult, … Continue reading

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The Day My World Got Bigger

My Real Memoir Learn how to sign your name! Seriously! Sometime near the end of 2nd grade, I signed my first work of art using an ancient form of chirography called “cursive.” It depicts a rather short Native American boy … Continue reading

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The Day I Ran Away

Photo source: Michal Bres My Real Memoir I’d threatened many times to join the circus or go live on a raft on the Mississippi like Tom and Huck. But that wasn’t the case this time. It was some now-forgotten atrocity—homework? … Continue reading

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My Early Brushes with Mortality

Photo source: Richard Ratay My Real Memoir Oddly enough, as a child I came to equate suffering and death with my cousins, and with a quaint farming community. Mom and her sister Tavia were close, so we visited often. But … Continue reading

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The Tunnel of Doom

Source: urbexiam.com My Real Memoir When you’re eight, there are limits as to how far you’re allowed wander. In fact, “Don’t go past such-and-such street” was an annoyingly familiar refrain. And for the most part (except for that time I … Continue reading

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To Go Where No Kid Has Gone Before!

Photo courtesy of riotdaily.com My Real Memoir It wasn’t just adventure or the forbidden I craved as a kid, it was the unknown. In fact, I think that was my true, underlying desire: to see things “never before witnessed by … Continue reading

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