I was knocked flat by the flu. You know the kind I’m talking about, the flu that settles in and turns your insides into enemy combatants and wipes away any recent memory of good health. I was lying on the couch staring listlessly at the television, too ill to even lift… Read full post »

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FEBRUARY 10, 2009 2:31PM

Special Forces and special forces

He sat at the airport bar, lean and manic, unable to sit still. He shifted his weight constantly, alternating between perching on the edge of his set and settling back with his elbows balanced in a “v” as he picked unconsciously at his fingertips, his head swiveling this way and that… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 9, 2009 10:30PM

Special Forces & special forces

He sat at the airport bar, lean and manic, unable to sit still. He shifted his weight constantly, alternating between perching on the edge of his set and settling back with his elbows balanced in a “v” as he picked unconsciously at his fingertips, his head swiveling this way and that… Read full post »

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JANUARY 28, 2009 10:20AM

"Pray for us sinners..."

I was cruising around in my 2008 Toyota Scion with time to kill and a larval plan to find food when the dirty blue Oldsmobile ahead of me jerked sideways, as though someone inside had grabbed the wheel and yanked it to one side. Startled, I slowed down to watch its… Read full post »
JANUARY 24, 2009 11:16AM

Minnows and Jelly Beans

There are two things I know for sure about my Grandpa. He was a fine fisherman and he always carried jelly beans in his pocket.

I remember other things of course. The way his voice would carry a rambling Sinatra-esqe tune while he worked with his hands. My siblings and I used to… Read full post »