I knew I should be afraid

I knew I should be afraid

I woke up this morning with an inescapable sense that I should be afraid. It was still dark out, which meant the monsters still hadn’t…

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The St. John ache

The St. John ache

We sat at the corner of a beachside bar in St. John. We were spent from a day of hiking, swimming in Solomon Bay, and…

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The big disconnect

The big disconnect

I bought my first laptop sometime in 2004. I have been constantly-connected ever since. In June 2005, my wife and I went on a trip…

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A letter to my wife on the occasion of our tenth anniversary

A letter to my wife on the occasion of our tenth anniversary

When it’s hard to believe in anything, it seems silly to believe in fate. It’s a fanciful concept built on hope, acquiescence, or desperation. Yet,…

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Belief

Belief

Moments ago, my wife and I were having a discussion about cleaning products. Since we’ve had kids, my wife’s idea of a household cleaner is…

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Stay

Stay

I remember being young, too young to really want for anything, young enough that the smell of cut grass and lawn mower exhaust was just…

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My younger woman

My younger woman

She ran from me for nine months and realized I probably wasn’t going away. That was around this time 13 years ago. Since then I’m…

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Nine years

Nine years

June 3, 2000 was a steamer. We stood on the Eastern Continental Divide and looked out over North Carolina. We couldn’t deny it was uncomfortably…

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