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Holding It Together While Thinking About The Ending To My Story
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Holding It Together While Thinking About The Ending To My Story

I would have never done it, but isn’t that what they all say. It probably goes without saying that waking for the day at 2:37, 3:14, or 3:51 in the morning, every morning and in excruciating pain at that, has a myriad of only negative consequences on a person. The […]

A Son and The Masters
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A Son and The Masters

On some base level it’s always been about the search for a connection. I’ve got two older brothers, 11 and 12 years my elder. One has the business he took over from our dad. That’s a tie that binds in ways on an off a Quickbooks payroll file.  The other […]

The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers
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The Limited Power of A Parent’s Prayers

Please, god, if you’re awake and happen to have one of the TVs tuned to this archery supply place in the middle of Amish country (you’re cool with them, right?) right now, please please please help send one of her arrows through one god damn (shit, sorry about that) balloon. […]

The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach
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The Woman With The Cigarette On The Beach

The phone dings, that familiar modern sound alerting us of something new, cutting through the hiss of onions sauteing in hot oil in the kitchen, breaking the still silence of a bedroom at night or, in this case, emanating from the lone back pocket of knit shorts with red and […]

21 And Figuring It Out (A Story of Millennials, Generation Z and the Kia Stinger)
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21 And Figuring It Out (A Story of Millennials, Generation Z and the Kia Stinger)

The license has long become something they just have, no biggie anymore, and the drink is, probably, something they’ve already had in excess but the drinking itself has become official and so it is celebrated. After all, who doesn’t love a good celebration? A toast to you, kid. Happy birthday. […]

A Monster in a Box: An Ireland Travel Horror Story
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A Monster in a Box: An Ireland Travel Horror Story

​ There was no way I’d ever do it. None. Zip. Zilch. Zero. I would never drive a car in Ireland because years earlier my favorite writer had done so, crashed on the impossibly narrow Irish country roads, suffered debilitating head injuries, and eventually took his own life once back […]

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The Kia Classic and A Cruel Twist of Golf Fate

This golf story needed a rewrite before the first sentence had been put down because even with the most radiant light there are shadows. Mine was a childhood spent in Payne Stewart style knickers (possibly the origin point of the Bogle cuff) walking upwind to avoid the long tail of […]

Why You Should Apologize To Your Children
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Why You Should Apologize To Your Children

Apparently, NOT saying sorry to your kid is a thing. A thing that actual parents do. On purpose. For what illogical reasons I can only guess; to be tough, to be dominant, to show no sign of weakness? I cannot imagine not being upfront and honest with my kids, or […]

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