A friend and his pen

A friend and his pen

Six or seven years ago, I stumbled into the circle of a guy named Pauly. You’ve seen me write a lot about him here. We’ve…

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Things you should read

Things you should read

I’m often inspired by my friends. In the past week, two people I’m proud to call buddies have written some very personal stories. At first…

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Acoustic guitar wall

Purge and discuss

Last night I sat out back with the wife drinking Cadillac margaritas and deconstructing our life heretofore. Over three hours and a couple of drinks,…

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Reject

Reject

I asked a lot of people to marry me when I was in second grade. I never learned to fight very well, so I tried…

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M&Ms

M&Ms

Nassau, Bahamas–The little girl behind me wants an M&M. I know this because she repeated what she wanted for five consecutive minutes, only taking breaks…

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Five years of wandering

Five years of wandering

I got the sense they were talking about me. I was younger then–just 31, in fact–but I was no dummy. I’d already seen some of…

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Otis Resolved 2010

Otis Resolved 2010

Last year at this time, I posted a sort of peremptory list of resolutions for the coming year. The way I see it, the top…

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A Halloween story

A Halloween story

Last year at this time, I wrote a little story for Halloween titled “The spot in my yard.” It was a spooky little tale based…

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Finished fiction

Finished fiction

I don’t like to leave things unfinished. It’s rare of me to start any project and not work tirelessly on it until it’s finished or…

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On failure

On failure

Richard Summers could claim scarred black lab tables and an exceedingly bad combover. This was the Summers Experience, and it was not a good one….

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