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Memoir Nonfiction

May 21 Is My Dog’s Birthday, Not the Day My Dad Died

May 21 is my dog’s birthday, not the day my dad died. That’s how I like to think of this day every year.

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Memoir Nonfiction

A brief history of Anti-Lou

On Saturday, February 22, the world lost one of the good ones. Anti-Lou lost one of its own: Scott Hall.

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Memoir Nonfiction

I’ve been thinking about my own mortality a lot lately

They say your odds of being involved in a plane crash are slim to none. So why is it I am scared out of my wits to fly on an airplane? And what does Brian Williams of NBC News have to do with this?

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Nonfiction Health and Wellness Memoir

A little piece of Shauna’s heart

This morning I learned that one of my cousins committed suicide.

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Memoir Nonfiction

When Geese Attack; or, How I Almost Got My Ass Kicked by a Canadian Goose

A runner comes face to face with an ill-tempered Canadian goose in a story of man vs. bird.

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Memoir Nonfiction

I Love You So Much, I’m Eating Sardines

Happy birthday to my dad

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Memoir Nonfiction

The Sound of His Voice, Mumbled and Deep

I’ve been thinking a lot about my dad lately. Not sustained concentration. Instead, passing thoughts. His image keeps appearing to me. His mannerisms. The sound of his voice, mumbled and deep. The pitch of his laugh and the red of…

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Memoir Nonfiction

A Greater Plan: A Son Remembers His Dad on Father’s Day

June 2009 Not in the least do I find a tinge of coincidence that my first full day as a husband, as the head of a household and of my own new family, is the same day as Father’s Day,…

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Memoir Nonfiction

The Lady Next Door

THE LADY NEXT DOOR was a thin figure slightly gaunt in stature and form from the years to which her body had accumulated. Her height was nothing profound through the eyes of a small child—the pinnacle to her highest point…