Monthly Archives: May 2012

Dealing With It (5/30/12)

The documents I’ve collected over the past month filled a large 3-ring binder, and I turned them in on Friday before the big holiday weekend. It’s on. This will be my third bankruptcy adventure. The first was in 1999, when … Continue reading

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Bear Talker (5/28/12)

This is an excerpt from a longer piece of writing I’m working on: The medicine chief was called Bear Talker. When he was a young boy, about the age Sun and Rain was now, Bear Talker convinced a she-bear not … Continue reading

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Pic Power (5/27/12)

Memorial Day is the anniversary of the pinnacle of my conventional success. It was twenty-nine years ago, and I was selected from among all the members of my high school graduating class to read at the community Memorial Day service. … Continue reading

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Turn Off the Dark (5/24/12)

The worst thing about living alone is extended involuntary celibacy. Another thing that’s not so great about solitary domiciling is there’s nobody to talk to. Usually the voices in my head keep me amused, but they turn against me sometimes, … Continue reading

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Fluttered (5/22/12)

One of the nice things about being single is that I have more money to spend on myself. Last night I treated myself to dinner at a nice place on the southern edge of campus, an Italian joint bearing the … Continue reading

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Rabbit (5/18/12)

“And if you go chasing rabbits And you know you’re going to fall Tell ‘em a hookah smoking caterpillar Has given you the call” – Jefferson Airplane The sprawling Miami beachfront nightclub is fairly dead when I arrive. I have … Continue reading

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Compartmentalization (5/16/12)

COMPARTMENTALIZATION by Mud Toe Sasquatch (5/16/12) My release from work was about two hours late last night. I came home to a phone message from my daughter. She was at my friend Iggy’s restaurant around the corner from my apartment, … Continue reading

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The Doctrine of Brokenness (5/15/12)

THE DOCTRINE OF BROKENNESS by Mud Toe Sasquatch (5/15/12) A friend reporting on a little discussion she’d had with a peer about America’s so-called “literacy crisis” reminded me of something I was once thinking about. It was a device I … Continue reading

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Six of the Missing (5/14/12)

SIX OF THE MISSING by Mud Toe Sasquatch (5/14/12) In my social networking infancy, I collected friends. Generally they were people I hadn’t met and with whom I had little in common. In truth, they were mostly twenty-something women who … Continue reading

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Momness (5/12/12)

MOMNESS by Mud Toe Sasquatch (5/12/12) Mom was the lady who wrote out stories on yellow legal pads to help me learn to read. She stood over me while I did my homework, and she drilled me on my spelling … Continue reading

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