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She looked at my palm and she made a magic sign. She said “What you need is love potion number nine” I’m listening to this song on the radio while driving at reckless speeds towards the nearest McDonald’s. Go easy, what you don’t know is I’m on my way home from Lab Corp, after waiting […]

I’m sitting in the doublewide chair at the lake house, staring out the picture window, observing the constant movement of swallows, ducks, and geese as they interact with the watery environment. It’s late summer, a familiar pungent aroma melds with the dank environment, as if a massive compost has sprung up in the backyard, when […]

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  It’s mid morning, I’m lounging on my sister’s couch, we’re sipping coffee, shooting the shit, and verbally redecorating her guest room from our prone positions. Out of the blue she says to me, “I wish I had asked Mom about death.”  I say, “do you mean how she felt about dying?” “No, how she […]

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Photo credit Bonny McClain I confess to an unwarranted love of storytelling, even though I put myself through hell before putting my butt in a chair, and actually writing. I’m willing to do just about anything to avoid staring at a blank page, including organizing the bathroom cupboards, cleaning under the kitchen sink, or heaven […]