IS ANYBODY THERE?

November 20, 2020  •  2 Comments
“So, how’s it feel to be thirty-four?” My mom smiled at me, somewhat smirking as she took her first sip of wine. The same Chardonnay she ordered every time we visited the restaurant. Always taking that first sip with such enthusiasm. Dad sat to her left, watching the hockey game on one of the big screens. A tall glass of craft beer sat on the...
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THE SECRET OF LIFE

August 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
“He who is not every day conquering some fear has not learned the secret of life.” - Ralph Waldo Emerson I just sat there. Staring ahead, with some strange expression plastered all over my face. To anyone else I probably looked like I was in excruciating pain. Maybe I was… I was paralyzed. Frozen in some kind of catastrophic fear. Not the...
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CITY OF RUINS

August 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
"Now the sweet bells of mercy Drift through the evening trees Young men on the corner Like scattered leaves The boarded up windows The empty streets While my brother's down on his knees My city of ruins My city of ruins Come on, rise up." My City of Ruins, Bruce Springsteen This morning I woke up. As I did the day before. And aga...
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THE DETOX DIARIES

August 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
It’s easier to believe in this sweet madness Oh, this glorious sadness That brings me to my knees – Sarah McLachlan – “Angel” When I returned home from the pharmacy, I immediately popped six Loperamide (Immodium) and six Diphenhydramine (Benadryl). I washed the pills down with a tall glass of tonic water. There’s a special circle of hell rese...
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HELL ON WHEELS

August 15, 2020  •  Leave a Comment
“The Edge… there is no honest way to explain it because the only people who really know where it is are the ones who have gone over.” – Hunter S. Thompson When I left home for university at the age of seventeen I hit the road running, followed by hell on wheels. I like the way that sounds. Hell on wheels. The term, dating back to the 1860s, refe...
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