Archive for Life Things.

Just. Don’t. Understand

Just. Don’t. Understand

This may not make any sense. This may be the worst thing I ever write on this blog. But, here goes: I’m writing to write. I’m writing because maybe something will become clearer in my head. I’m writing because hopefully, one of two things will…

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Help Who You Can

Help Who You Can

There are things you worry about as a parent. Normal things. Broken bones. Broken hearts. Hurt feelings. It’s universal and it’s normal. Then there are the things that are bone rattling terrifying. These are the things that, if they ever happened, would trample my spirit….

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The Date Circled in Black

The Date Circled in Black

The morning of 22 November 2013 was heavy. I woke up 46. It was the same age my Father was when he died. Today, 28 October 2014, marks the exact date when I live longer than him. I may be a day off either way….

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The Pluses of Fandom

The Pluses of Fandom

One of the great things about being a fan — of anything, I suppose, but for this it’s about sports — is the community of people that band together to cheer or curse, laugh or cry, when their team (or athlete) does the improbable or…

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The Home Keys

The Home Keys

I loved being a journalist — the researching, the interviewing, the crafting of a story. At my best, I was able to pull a reader into the experience… Maybe it was a sweaty, stinky club in Manchester as The Ataris were killing it on stage….

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What Gets You Through

What Gets You Through

In the penultimate episode of HBO’s series Treme, “Sunset on Louisianne,” the character Antoine Batiste careens around New Orleans desperately looking for places to play. He bounces from an all-night jam session to a second line in the morning, burying himself in music just to…

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I Embarrassed My Daughter Today

I Embarrassed My Daughter Today

The Daughter’s Second Grade Teacher — who’s really really great — does this thing where she has a parent come in and read a story to the kids. It’s supposed to be surprise and you’re supposed to pick a book from your childhood. Of course,…

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This might make you smile…

This might make you smile…

or some reason our Kids wanted to make lunch for us. I’m not sure what the Wife got, but I got a chocolate peanut butter sandwich and then a bunch of dried fruit. Pretty confusing, actually, but the sandwich rocked. The note, from the Daughter,…

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This will probably make you cry…

This will probably make you cry…

My Mom passed on 29 December 2013. Because our Family had been told she had two weeks to live seven other times, it came as a bit of a shock. At the same time, because we had been staring down the barrel of chronic illness…

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