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Darkness

There are people who fear darkness. Well the imagination of the human mind can be bizarre. I for one, like darkness. On normal days, yes the fear of...

Why I Hate Saint Bernard Dogs

Something bad happened thirty-nine years ago tonight. A woman who lived in my neighborhood owned a Saint Bernard dog. Her dog would go around the...

The Ninth Mother's Day

Nine Mother's Days have come around since the day when you perished. The years that we spent together are something that I'll always cherish. You...
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Willie Mays and Glory Days

If baseball is our first love, then Willie Mays was my first crush. 7 years old was I and playing baseball every day in my backyard with the barbed...

Why I Stopped Watching Family Guy

I used to enjoy watching Family Guy. It was entertaining and funny. But Seth Macfarlane and the other people who make Family Guy went too far. They...
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Chris Alexander 1958-2009 RIP.

Gordy reminded me of the time Chris Alexander got lifted. He’d been coming back from the Boilermakers on Dumbarton Road, Chris was always a smart...
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I wish I’d asked if you were ok

You asked me for a drink But I said I was too tired Now every day I regret that decision I envisage us around a table Empty glasses, laughter, honest...
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And then came an angel.

It was late afternoon on a soft April day. I sat listening to classical music, playing low on my cd player When I became aware of a presence in the...

The Late Burkette Greene

Today would've been my grandfather's birthday if he had lived. He was born on May 1, 1910 and died on February 7, 1998 at the age of eighty-seven. He...

When Guilty Becomes Foolish

Raised Catholic, I came to believe that all pleasures were guilty therefore guilt itself was a pleasure. My life was full of pleasure...full of guilt...