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The Death of a Friend

Image by Yuri_B My Real Memoir It was a forced friendship. True, Craig was an only child like me, but that was the only thing we had in common. I wasn’t averse to taking risks, but Craig was the most … Continue reading

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JFK, C.S. Lewis, a PE Coach and Me

Above (L to R): JFK; Drama team holiday show with buddy Rory on the far left, co-star Mike at the podium, and me (center) as a rather skinny department store Santa; Coach Sebbo; C.S. Lewis. My Real Memoir Two Jacks … Continue reading

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Headed for Home? Or Headed for Hell?

Source: Lavie Zine My Real Memoir By the time I turned 11, my brief flirt with faith (“Hello, is anyone there?” Cue crickets. “I guess not.”) was beginning to fade. I was a boy agnostic with a taste for shiny … Continue reading

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Yesterday I Was Foolish

Thought for the Week No one can remain young–although some manage to approximate it by remaining foolish. Sadly, our world encourages the behavior. And always has. The phrase “live fast, die young, and leave a good-looking corpse” derives from a … Continue reading

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My Life as a Spiritual Vagrant

Drunk and Depressed When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of joyful hedonism … Continue reading

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My Life of Decadent Sensualism in Paris

Photo by sugarandspice at instagram.com When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My life of … Continue reading

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My Life of Happy Materialism in London

Photo by Joshua Chandler When I was a young man, I began searching for the meaning of life. Along the way, I wrote a travel journal, a mix of prose and poetry, and labelled it Fool’s Odyssey. My first real day … Continue reading

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Hail, Hail, Rock ‘n’ Roll

(⇐ Me with a “Strat” at age 14) I often refer to music, especially composing and songwriting, as “my other love.” Like many musicians, I started out playing in bands. And, although I play keyboards a little (mostly when composing … Continue reading

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Deep Stuff

It’s Topical Tuesday, according to my About page. But I can’t seem to focus on just one topic. So here’s a virtual gaggle of deep stuff to ponder: On June 24, 1908, 24th President Grover Cleveland, of Ohio, died in … Continue reading

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in regards to Foghat

Originally posted on words less spoken:
At 21, I didn’t know two things; how I got through 4 years of college and who played “Slow Ride.” But grunge was growing on me and I still had Miles and Monk, maybe…

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