Monthly Archives: October 2012

Vampire Text (10/30/12)

Welcome to my obligatory 2012 Halloween post! Having observed the prominent role being playing by vampires in popular media, I think it is inevitable that academia will become involved at some point. For your consideration, I present excerpts from a … Continue reading

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Puppet Heads (10/26/12)

I see them in my sleep. Disembodied heads, some elongated, some round, some with hats, some with huge ears, some with twisted grotesque mouths. No arms, no legs, no hands, no feet, bobbing up and down together, responding to some … Continue reading

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Why Argue?

I am officially retired from arguing. Not from discussion, which is a different thing entirely. The difference is that two people can end a discussion as friends. The exchange may be heated, but in the end they agree to disagree, … Continue reading

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Starting a Saga – Part 2 (10/19/12)

To fully understand this entry, you should read last Tuesday’s blog first (if you haven’t already). We’ll wait ’til you get back. Reading over what I wrote on Tuesday, I find that I should clarify what I intend the relationship … Continue reading

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Starting a Saga (10/16/12)

The writing machine has cranked to life, and while still not as productive as I’d like it to be, it’s gratifying at least to see words coming out of it, and I’m not going to disturb it by trying to … Continue reading

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Lost and Found (10/12/12)

About ten years ago, I was living at my parents’ house, working as a schoolteacher, and spending my spare time performing in plays at the local community theater.  At this same time, my daughter, a senior in high school at … Continue reading

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Soccer Style (10/9/12)

Iggy said, “Do you want to go to my game?” and so I did. In addition to being a shaman and a restaurateur, Iggy coaches a middle school soccer team. This season, they’ve been undefeated, and Iggy was inviting me … Continue reading

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Brother Squirrel (10/5/12)

The squirrel was perched on the back of the wooden bench on which I was about to sit. He was staring at me.  I felt I should address him. “Brother Squirrel, may I please sit on your bench?” As if … Continue reading

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Under-employing Myself (10/2/12)

It was just revealed to me that ESPN radio personality Collin Cowherd is older than I am.  Based on his attitude and expression, I had always presumed he was a twenty-something punk, but it turns out he’s a forty-something punk. … Continue reading

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