2010: The best and worst of Rapid Eye Reality

2010: The best and worst of Rapid Eye Reality

Looking back at 2010, I’m surprised I survived. In the span of 12 months, I found myself under a tsunami warning; I was lightly assaulted…

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Hookers and johns of suburbia

Hookers and johns of suburbia

It was a late-December South Carolina cold, the kind that looks warm from a Minnesota window but sneaks up on you when you leave the…

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The reasons I'm happy

The reasons I’m happy

I woke today more content than I’ve been in some time. As I said to my wife, I expect it to get better, but even…

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Four fathers

Four fathers

It’s a two-hour flight from Atlanta to Springfield, Missouri, one that leaves un-argued that Atlanta is a Cher-Madonna-Bono-city, while Springfield requires a state designation to…

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Iceman cometh

Iceman cometh

My dad taught me many things: how to play in the key of G, how to shave, how to eat four pounds of crab legs…

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The life cycle of a vomiter

The life cycle of a vomiter

Stage 1: The body’s will–Notable during the first several years of a child’s life, Stage 1 is exhibited by body and mind exhibiting no will…

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Eric Nicholson, ten years later

Eric Nicholson, ten years later

Eric Nicholson donated a pint of blood, told his wife Misty he loved her, and went back to work. It was December 6, 2000, a…

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Yellow lab in autumn

November minutiae

Just one more month to go before I can discontinue this obligatory monthly update on the mundanities of my life. Here, because I have more…

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Luckiest man

Luckiest man

I take compliments badly. Always have. A good friend told me many years ago (and he probably doesn’t even remember it) that when somebody offers…

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Running man

Running man

The man’s eyes were bloodshoot and wild, like he was looking past everything his drivers could see and through a window that wasn’t there. When…

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