Monthly Archives: August 2011

Long Live Ms. X-that Miserable Ol’ Bat!

The year I won a district wide creative writing contest in the fourth grade was awesome.  I truly thought I was the shit because it was open to 4-6 graders and there was an official phone call home and an … Continue reading

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My Wonder Years/Stand By Me Moments

Yesterday, I observed my dad and sister whispering back and forth to each other.  I also noticed how they suddenly stopped, the way people do when they’re talking about you, whenever I got close. I knew something was up but … Continue reading

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The Barometer

I grew up in a blue collar neighborhood.  My dad left super early in the morning, drove a truck all day, and made his way back from the city to the suburbs of Long Island well into late evening.  He … Continue reading

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