Coming out

I am a duly registered, fully vetted, card-carrying Republican. Yeah, I know… I hide the horns and pointy tail well. In the same way I identify myself as Christian and still dismiss many of the hypocritical attitudes of some who adhere to organized religious practices, I also reject many of the planks of my chosen […]

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Photographer for hire

I’ve been unemployed for over two years. A company layoff sent me home and a month later I started receiving benefit checks. Begin rant: ‘Benefit’ is a bit of a misnomer. While there were two monthly checks deposited into my bank account, at only a quarter of my usual salary, it was far short of what I […]

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A necessary non-necessity

When I read a book, I’m transported to another era, another place, even another universe. Reading is my escape, a way for me to forget all the stress and demands of this life, and delve into a realm of fantasy. The draw back to this, is there are so many places I want to go, […]

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She’s all that…

For about ten years I trained in martial arts – a style of Taekwondo. I did it all. I learn the forms (katas), I trained in weapons and I sparred. I think the sparring, gearing up, and kicking the crap out of people was the most fun. Over the course of my training I rose […]

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Jiminy Cricket doesn’t live here

One day I wrote an angry post about a co-worker, the next morning was denounced to a supervisor, then two weeks later I was laid off from my job… that was two years ago. The post, the result of a vexation induced rant, was bad judgment. True, every bit of it was true, but I […]

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A friend in need

When my son was about six months old he was seriously injured. For the purpose of this post, it’s not important what his injuries were or the details of his accident. (That, and 18 years later it’s still unbearably painful to relive the event.) As a result, a frantic drive to our local infirmary followed […]

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