Monthly Archives: April 2011

The Girls Ran Wild

When I was sixteen years old I drove two of my girlfriends to Panama City Beach, FL. for Spring Break ’91. (That was only twenty years ago, now I take vitamins, fish oil and anti-reflux daily.) The night before our … Continue reading

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Hot Date with a Stuffed Panther

The trouble, and blessing with giant stuffed animals is that they appeal to kids for all sorts of reasons. My childhood friend Lisa had an enormous, plush, bean filled, black panther. One time when I slept over at her house, … Continue reading

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What in the Devil?

When I was a kid I did whatever I could to stay out of my mom’s way, especially when she was altered, which was a lot. When she was drinking she yelled and hollered nonsense, which turned into a fountain … Continue reading

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I’m Not Mad

In life, and love, there is no joy without suffering. (Bummer, right? Wrong.) The experience of being is a series of movements pushing forward, and pulling back in a sequence of over and under correcting. Living is an emotional journey … Continue reading

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The madness with women

“If one could be friendly with women, what a pleasure-the relationship so secret and private compared with relations with men. Why not write about it?”  Well said, Virginia Woolf. And yes, although it’s private, I will write about it to. … Continue reading

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