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I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know
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I’m Dreaming Of A Decent America, Just Like The One I Used To Know

Thank you Amnesty International USA for sponsoring this post. A few nights ago, while dreaming of a relaxing winter weekend spent decorating the majestic 8-foot Douglas fir you and your kids thoughtfully selected then tied to the roof of your car and crossed-fingers it would still be up there by […]

Braces, Fractures, Spurs, Wolves, Digital Photo Frames and Finding Pure Joy All Alone
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Braces, Fractures, Spurs, Wolves, Digital Photo Frames and Finding Pure Joy All Alone

We’ve managed to avoid major childhood injuries and medical procedures, and the accompanying debt-inducing healthcare bills, for the first 13.5 years of family life but the streak has ended with a momentous clattering. Both of our daughters need braces. Oof. And the right-handed teenager took a nasty spill whilst playing around […]

Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight
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Not In Any Hurry For Anything Tonight

She should’ve been in her bed 30 minutes ago. Instead, she’s lying with me atop of mine, beneath a spinning fan pushing unseasonable cool air around the room. She’s chuckling, flopping around from side to side, getting out the evening goofs. Her teal hair are windshield wipers in front of […]

Luxury Exactly When I Need It Most
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Luxury Exactly When I Need It Most

Tonight I navigated a minefield of half thoughts, forget-me-nots, botched assignments, personal responsibilities, overpriced mac-n-cheese, and frantic text messages flung from one coast to the other in a hopeful bid to nail down some semblance of a plan. I’ve been a terrible friend, and a worse husband, father, and son. […]

Intimacy 
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Intimacy 

Third floor mattress on the deck AOL dial tone beside the desk Flecks of life beneath bare feet Doughnut boxes and newsprint fingers Lyrics on the cracked white wall Flailing heart on a sleeve A gross misunderstanding of nostalgia Listening to her having sex downstairs With Aaron or Lance or […]

The Day Social Media Died
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The Day Social Media Died

What would we do if social media, all of it — Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat, shit, even LinkedIn and Google+ (wait, that IS dead, right?) — what would we do if all of it went away right now. Poof, gone. No more notifications, no more DMs, no more Likes, no […]

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Yesterday Morning

The minor key drone of “City Ride” is bouncing off the molded plastic dashboard as the car shimmies at the red light, two turns away from home. To say the expression I’m wearing as I stare without purpose into the morning sunshine is blank would be giving it far too […]

A Hope, A Worry, A Wish and A Prayer As Middle School Approaches
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A Hope, A Worry, A Wish and A Prayer As Middle School Approaches

There are two handfuls of crabgrass sprouting relentlessly from the jagged cracks in the foundation where the driveway holds hands with the weathered brick walkway guiding footsteps to the front door of our home. This is a tram stop now, the visitor’s center and restrooms are up that path a […]

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