Monthly Archives: April 2012

Seasoning

I went camping with SuperSmart SuperHot Girlfriend and another couple last summer and volunteered to do the dishes after one of our sumptuous campfire meat annihilations. The other three were far more Foodie than me, so it only made sense … Continue reading

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Getting the Story

I became a journalist in ninth grade. I’m not sure how it got started; I loved reading and writing and somehow my mother and a couple of English teachers probably got in cahoots and wheedled me into proposing that our … Continue reading

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Survival of the Fittest

I’m busy with real life this week. This story was original published September 5, 2009, with the title “Chapter Four”. Chapter 9 I remember watching the nature show “Mutual of Omaha’s Wild Kingdom” with host Marlon Perkins.  My family watched … Continue reading

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Crashing a Car

He left the house on muscle memory, keys in hand, the steps to the convertible measured out perfectly thanks to repetition. Firing the engine, backing out of the driveway, even the first several turns were accomplished involuntarily, without the meticulous … Continue reading

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In Praise of Bacon

I tried to go vegetarian once. I managed to give up steak after having the ultimate steak experience at Ditka’s Steak House in Chicago; I figured steak couldn’t get any better than that, so it would be good to go … Continue reading

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Honest Appraisals

In my freshman year of college I was still living at home. I commuted fifteen miles by car to a state university that was reasonably priced and reasonably boring. There was little social activity. If I were me now, I … Continue reading

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Mistake

During my Spring Cleaning last week, I found a notebook. I’m sure you have a few of these in your boxes, too… class notes started in earnest but lost or abandoned for one reason or another. It’s always easier to … Continue reading

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