December 2013

A New Year’s Toast
*clinks glass a few times* Sorry, everybody. Could I have your attention, please? I promise this won’t take long. Thank…
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The Pursuit of Happiness
People chase money. They chase sex. Fame. Status. They chase adventure. Education. Fitness. People chase fun. Friendship. Spiritual peace. ……
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The Yule Log
7:23 a.m. Ohhh. That last Christmas ale wasn’t the best idea. What’s that horrible taste in my mouth? Oh yeah.…
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‘Twas the Night Before Christmas
‘Twas the night before Christmas and I was at home, totally alone, and writing a poem. The house is a…
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So This is Christmas
Christmas is less than two days away. The most-beloved holiday on the Christian calendar. It’s so popular, most of the…
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The Fantasy Life, Vol. 3
Not unlike some overdue library books I kept far too long, my fantasy football teams in 2013 were a reflection…
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How to Be a Man, Vol. 2
It was about 5 a.m. this morning when I discovered a subgroup of people I seriously didn’t know existed. The…
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The Things That Make You Go Vroom
I’ve never written it here before, but I work in the automotive industry. I’m not a “car guy” in the…
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The False Memories
And there she was. My gorgeous ex-wife, on the floor with our son, doting over something he’d put together. “Hey…
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How to Change the World
“I have fought against white domination, and I have fought against black domination. I have cherished the ideal of a…
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