Month: December 2004

More Stories!!

I’ve posted my two latest stories on doublemuse!! go check ’em out sometime. and Merry Christmas, everyone!! I pondered yesterday what I might say to a jew, should I accidentally wish him/her a Merry Christmas, and be met with “I’m Jewish.” “Well,” I would answer, “Tomorrow’s still Christmas—a national holiday—so it really doesn’t make much […]

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Spirituality and Politics

I’ve published more non-fiction material on the “words” section of the page. it’s an essay-like email that I sent to a friend who suggested I might wake up one day and realize that I’m a conservative. not likely 😉 I might completely disown liberal politics at some point, but I won’t kid myself and pretend […]

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hello….hello.

finals are over! I’ve finished my portfolio pieces, but I might put a few more finishing touches on the stories before posting them online. also, soon I hope to write a couple of new essay type things: one political and one religious 😉 one will be a response to the suggestion that, if I continue […]

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Under Attack

I really prefer to avoid being around people if it’s at all possible. I’ve been working a second-shift job for the last three years, so I’ve found that it gets easier to avoid people all of the time. “Open Late” drive-thrus are really great, even better than twenty-four hour department stores. When Meijer’s first came […]

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Oblivion

The best sort of hitchhiker, I’ve found, is the guy who asks for rides at the truck stop. They’re a little smarter than the ones who get out on the road and walk for a while, first. I’ve heard some folks complain when they see someone standing around with a sign like that, saying if […]

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Birthday

I read a great story tonight: “The Smoker.” what a story. I’m doing some revisions on stuff for the final portfolios, so soon you’ll be able to read revised versions of “under attack,” “giving up,” and “oblivion.” sounds uplifting, eh? oh, yeah, and it’s my birthday. I got a firetruck.

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End of Semester

not much new to say here. just trying to wrap up the semester. my final projects for my two writing classes are portfolios, so you can expect the stories for narrative class to be posted, probably in less than a month. as for the advanced expository class—memoir writing—I’ll probably send the manuscript to a publisher […]

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The Bike Trip

I should tell you about the trip I took on my motorcycle a few summers back. You know I don’t like to work too much if I don’t have to, and at the time, I’d set enough money aside from helping assemble those modular homes for about a year. I stuck with the guy until […]

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First Snow

The flakes fall, large and overpoweringunexpectedlya little black kitten named Schnee, German for snow,peaks out the window, baffled by the blankets covering the area where he usually plays. He hesitates, momentarily intimidated,but just as quickly he is out the window, running and rolling.

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dell didn’t sell

I listed the axim on ebay and only got two bids, falling roughly $70 short of the reserve. so I’ve listed it again, and I put the closing time on the auction at a more viable time of day. the last auction ended near 2am, which is just a bit late for some people. I’m […]

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