Tag Archives: My Real Memoir

The True Tale of Toby the Turtle

My Real Memoir Shortly after the legendary Fat Cat incident, our neighbors matched it with an equally outrageous one involving their beloved Toby the Turtle. Odd pet? Hardly. Half the kids I knew had tiny pet turtles living in plastic lagoons … Continue reading

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The Legend of Fat Cat

My Real Memoir Well, here I am talking about cats again. We didn’t actually look for cats. They would just show up, and say, “I live here now, and you’re going to feed me.” What the heck, they were free, … Continue reading

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Cats I Have Known and Loved

My Real Memoir I’m not a “cat person” per se, because that implies a species-specific specialization (say that five times fast and you win a kitten). Not me. I love cats, dogs and bunnies equally. And marmosets and mongooses too … Continue reading

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Foods I’ve Known and Loved

My Real Memoir The holidays are about love. And love is about family. And family is about food. Ergo, love is food. So, pardon me while I reminisce about when food and I first started going steady. Of course, my … Continue reading

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I Grew Up in a Theme Park

My Real Memoir Yes, I’d created my own thrill ride as a kid. But it all started long before that. Long before there was a Disneyland, or the term “theme park” had even been coined, there was a stretch of … Continue reading

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I Created the World’s Greatest Thrill Ride (at Age Ten)!

My Real Memoir I don’t mean to brag (yes, I do), but the year I turned ten I created the greatest thrill ride the world has ever known! And that’s no small claim coming from a guy who lived just … Continue reading

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God, Summer Camp, and Talking in My Sleep

My Real Memoir We’d finally arrived at big kid’s camp! Camp Osceola, amid the pines of Southern California’s highest mountains, was amazing. The moment we got off the bus, we were assigned to our cabins. We ran to our new … Continue reading

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The Year I Almost Believed

My Real Memoir My life as a kid was earth-bound. Our home was secular, as were those of my two best friends. Christmas was about getting presents and eating a lot. Easter was about hunting for eggs and eating a … Continue reading

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The Year My Conscience Awoke

My Real Memoir My modest brush with “persecution” seemed to kick loose some new level of awareness in me of when I was in 4th Grade. To be honest, there were lots of things that occupied more real estate in … Continue reading

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My Teacher Turned Me Into a Martyr! (I Got Better)

My Real Memoir 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 girls (mission accomplished!). In fact, our little … Continue reading

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