Monthly Archives: November 2012

The Pink Cloud (11/30/12)

From a relationship standpoint, I really ought to stop writing and talking about being an addict.  I lose potential girlfriends that way, more quickly than the Washington Wizards lose basketball games.  But from a sobriety and sanity standpoint, I must … Continue reading

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My Pill Lover (11/27/12)

When people first find out I’m an alcoholic, they inevitably ask, “Why did you drink?”  My stock answer is that I drank to kill my pain.  Not physical pain, but the emotional pain that came from feeling that I hadn’t … Continue reading

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Tall Girl (11/23/12)

We arrived at the restaurant just at its busiest hour, I think. It was the kind of place we used to call a “smorgasbord.” That was before there were a dozen different brands of all you can eat. Mom and … Continue reading

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White Horse meets Red Coyote (11/20/12)

This is a short excerpt from “The Tale of White Horse.”  At this point in the story, White Horse is sixteen years old and, though she does not realize it, is living under the protection of the medicine chief Bear … Continue reading

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Human Worshipers (11/16/12)

Back in the mid-1990′s, I used to play a video game called Primal Rage. It was one of many games patterned after Mortal Kombat, with two characters facing each other and fighting, moving only to the right or the left, … Continue reading

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Towels (11/13/12)

Digging in my hall closet this morning, I noticed that I have just way too many bath towels. My natural curiosity aroused, I quickly made a towel inventory, and found that I own sixteen serviceable bath towels, plus three more … Continue reading

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The Noah Tree (11/9/12)

It was a Sunday in November. We stood on a piece of open ground next to the school, under a gray sky. It was chilly, but not as cold as it might have been, and there was little wind and … Continue reading

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No, I Didn’t (11/6/12)

I skipped it.  I have no excuse.  I just didn’t want to. The Democrats will never be serious about fiscal responsibility, the Republicans’ social agenda makes me want to puke, and the third party candidates merely represent fractions of the … Continue reading

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Mom Voice (11/2/12)

We are built from our parents’ DNA.  Each of them is part of us, always and forever.  Those of us who grew up with our biological parents learned to recognize the bits and pieces of our parents that have were … Continue reading

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