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On Disappointment

(Experimenting with style.) Just let it out: I remember after my uncle got out of jail him and my dad futzing around my Grandma June’s house in Arabi. They were working on his bike, or just dicking around, and the beer was flowing, with talk of high school hijinks, something about pot smoking behind the swimming pool, then a slurred warning to…

2015

The year: 2015. The place: Earth. I’m making plans, big and small. Let’s review: 1. Most importantly, the baby is coming. This was the last Christmas with just the two of us. I don’t want to be one of those people who only talks about his reproductive abilities (see just about every person my age on facebook if you want that), so that’s…

On Making Friends

I’ve got something to say, but it keeps getting stuck in my throat. […] I don’t know what I’m worried about. No one in the world reads this besides me. […] Here’s what happened: Saturday was cold, hovering a degree or two above freezing. The typical greyness of west German winter had just rolled in, and tourists from the width and breadth…

Go Forth and Set The World on Fire

There’s something to be said for religious mania. Sure it leads to all manner of terrible things–deaths and crusades and the occasional ill-advised pop/Christian cross-over album, but you have to admire all that bravado in the name of the lord. The sheer, what?, self-confidence required to think that the supreme creator of the universe (with its billions of stars and trillions of ants)…