• October 27, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 535

    Ice Cream Men

    I got the job because it had been my brother’s, and everybody’d loved my brother. I tracked down Mr. Lewicki at Stu’s, sitting at the bar and squinting up at the OTB channel. His eyes flew open when he saw me. “Jesus, son, I...

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  • October 22, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 520

    Ships at Sea

    In 1993 I moved from Columbus, Ohio to Olympia, Washington with my girlfriend, Marci. I had an old Volkswagen Jetta. We put a roof rack on it and piled everything we would take with us on top. We hoped it wouldn’t rain. It’s...

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  • October 14, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 537

    What’s more grown-up than buying beer?

    What’s more grown-up than buying beer? Buying non-alcoholic beer. Tons of it. As it turns out, I don’t have a drinking problem! I’m just addicted to drinking things that taste like beer. And, as with beer, I’m not...

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  • October 7, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 466

    We go walking after midnight

    The compost seems to be my job, in that, if I don’t take it out, it will not get taken out, and I’ve tested this theory (and others) by leaving the container on the counter, overflowing and molding, and eventually what happens...

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  • September 30, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 904

    The Tattoo

    On the morning I woke up with the tattoo, the first thing I noticed that was weird was not the tattoo, but that I could see, which meant I’d fallen asleep with my contacts in.  This would not be so unusual had I passed out drunk, but I...

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  • September 23, 2014 • Uncategorized • Views: 693

    Once upon a time…

    …before Facebook, before Myspace, before even Friendster, some of us kept blogs.  I have a lot to say about the sort of people who maintained blogs, and I’ll get to that in a minute.  But first we go back in time to the...

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