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Excerpt from an Unwritten Autobiography: First Father Figure

“Mad Jack” was the kindest and most accurate nickname our family could think of for my father. Although circumstances of his death remain slightly shaded in mystery, it did appear he had a stroke, or something similar, in December 2006 … Continue reading

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This Is Where I Leave You: The Home Game

I tend not to read often – well, as often as I’d like – because, for whatever reason, I spend an inordinate amount of time mentally mirroring the narration in any given tome. For instance, I just finished a book … Continue reading

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Single Again For The First Time 13: Friends Like These

Published on May 12, 2013 One of the things rarely examined in the wake of a divorce and/or end of a very important relationship is the roles our friends play in our lives. Yet those roles, or rather our perception, understanding … Continue reading

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Video: 1970 – The First Interview

In the 1960s and 1970s, my parents’ prized possession (or rather, my favorite thing they had) was a rickety old reel-to-reel tape recorder with big, thick, white buttons and a little microphone that plugged in the front.  I recall playing … Continue reading

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Video: “We Are Atheism”

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Shorter Story: The One

Doug Dough was by no means trying to avoid his wife.  It was simply that his job, selling microwavable plates, was sucking a bit more of his soul than usual.  Plus it was Friday.  Plus it was paycheck day.  Plus … Continue reading

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[Omission]

Ah, Friday.  That magical day of rituals.  I have never been one to say ‘thank god it’s Friday’ – and not because my personal belief system is secular.  After all, I say ‘oh shit’ without having to necessarily believe in … Continue reading

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