Category Archives: stories

an education

Before I explain what happened, it’s important that you understand the circumstances. I was young. Probably in the fourth grade. Maybe the fifth. In any case, I don’t think I had my Catholic grade school sex-ed class yet, where the … Continue reading

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the habañero incident

Part I: Ortega & Chi-Chi’s Before The Habañero Incident, my tolerance for spicy was low by most standards. Like many middle-class white suburban families, Mexican food consisted of Ortega flour burritos the size of your face—with a shelf life of weeks, … Continue reading

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when a bird in the hand is worth less than two in the bush

Over the years, I have had my fair share of pets. Growing up, we had a sweet Golden Retriever named Brandy. She was the ideal family dog: a watch dog, but not a guard dog. Protective, but not overprotective. A … Continue reading

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i’m back.

It’s been a really long time, hasn’t it? Nine months. Yikes. Between my last post and this one, I could have produced a child. Well…

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the south of the north

I grew up in Wisconsin, a place I affectionately call “The South of The North”.

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