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Memoir Nonfiction

The Water Sure Is Cold. Deep, Too.

One of the most memorable nights of my life with my cousin Gary involved a urinal at a now defunct bar in Charlottesville.

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Memoir Nonfiction

A Picture Is Worth a Thousand Words

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Sometimes it’s worth far more.

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Anxiety Health and Wellness

Panic Attacks Suck (Alternate Title: The Exploding Tell-Tale Heart)

I had a panic attack while at work today and my heart tried to explode out of my chest.

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Memoir Nonfiction

The Seizure

A grand mal seizure reveals something more dire: anaplastic oligodendroglioma.

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Memoir Nonfiction

The First Phone Call

My phone rang. A familiar voice spoke with a sense of urgency. “Jeremiah is in the hospital.”

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Memoir Nonfiction

Stephen King Comes to Phenix, Virginia

Stephen King terrorized my childhood in the 1980s. I’m pretty sure he (and It) terrorized your childhood too.

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Writing

Who Is My Ideal Reader? Definitely Not Who You Think

Think of your ideal reader as the recipient of a personal letter. Not the reader of a full length book.

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Memoir Nonfiction

The New Kid

At first, I didn’t like the new kid. I resented him actually. That would all change in time as Jeremiah grew to be one of the best friends I would ever have.

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Memoir Nonfiction

The Music Stops

No one ever said this would happen. That it could happen.

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Memoir Nonfiction

The Gilliam Shed

Or, how I got that really cool scar on my left elbow

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Memoir Nonfiction

Creature from the Black Lagoon

A prehistoric creature lurks in the waters. A creature from the black lagoon.

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Humor

This Is Basically What the Internet Is For

Chuck Schumer misspeaks. Or, does he?

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Photoshop

Bernie Meme: Jurassic Park Edition

“Hammond, after careful consideration, I’ve decided not to endorse your park.”

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Elsewhere on the Web

Bernie vs. Forrest Gump

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Essays Nonfiction

10 Martin Luther King, Jr. Quotes That Are Still Just As Relevant Today

What Martin Luther King, Jr. taught more than sixty years ago still rings true today. Dare we learn from the past?

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Poetry

Robins in Winter

The robins run afoot then stop on a dime, sifting.

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Essays Nonfiction

Always Love. Hate Will Get You Every Time

Love serves others. The motivation of anger is almost always self-serving.

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Health and Wellness

Should a Sense of Dread Come Over You

“It is the best of humanity that goes out to walk.” Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Essays Nonfiction

Using Fear As Motivation: 5 ways to think of fear differently, starting right now

Learn to use fear as motivation. Don’t let fear stop you in your tracks.

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Memoir

’Twas the Day Before Christmas

The calm of Christmas Eve.