Tag Archives: nostalgia

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 Have 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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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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The Year I Became “The Clever Kid”

My Real Memoir I’d officially moved to the Big Kid’s Side of the campus. La Pluma School had an invisible barrier, a Ye-Shall-Not-Pass line separating K-through-2nd (the Little Kids Side) and 3rd-through-6th (the Big Kids Side). When we were second-graders, … Continue reading

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Why Scary is Fun

When I was a kid, I loved being scared. Or rather, I loved having been scared. Why? Culinary experts say we love spicy-hot foods due to a secondary effect: when the active ingredient in chili peppers triggers pain, our brains … Continue reading

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The Quirky Memoir Collection

Dear blogger friends, and normal people, I’m up to my creative eyeballs with a new in-development film project, as well as doing background research for my in-progress Memoirs. So I’m on a weeklong blogging hiatus, of sorts. Meanwhile, may I … Continue reading

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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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