Monthly Archives: September 2013

Snow on the Saguaros (9/30/13)

We woke up together that morning in a motel room in Sedona, Arizona.  Our appointment was early, so there was no time to dawdle.  We ate cornflakes out of paper cups, because we’d forgotten to bring bowls, and there was … Continue reading

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Bus Stop (9/23/13)

A few words from a short story I’m working on: In the Houston, Texas bus station three months later, life had become no clearer to me.  I sat in the great room alone since the janitor had finished his work. … Continue reading

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The Big Box with Buttons on It (9/16/13)

My employment at the theatre was terminated on Friday by the artistic director, acting on behalf of the owner.  They didn’t think my work was up to snuff, and maybe they were right.  There were a lot of great people … Continue reading

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Halftime (9/9/13)

Six years ago, I was staying as a guest of the Richland County Hospital in Mansfield, OH, in their psychiatric ward.  I had showed up in their ER drunk, depressed, and threatening suicide.  They gave me a comfortable room all to … Continue reading

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I’m Batman. No, Wait, I Take That Back (9/2/13)

Adam West’s Batman was my favorite TV hero when I was growing up.  True, he was replaced by Captain Kirk and Mr. Spock when I became a teen, but the Caped Crusader was king of my single-digit years.  What I … Continue reading

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