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In three words I can sum up everything I've learned about life: it goes on. – Robert Frost

Archive for April 2006

Ben Addiction

Most of the time, I just can’t get enough of my son. When he’s being incorrigible? Whole “nother” story. I think I have an unfair advantage over my wife regarding the latter. Although I get fairly high doses of Ben on the weekend, Monday through Friday life administers Shannon a nine-hour extended-release shot directly in… (read more)

Ashes of Dawn (final)

I shared the evening’s events with a friend who only a year before had landed in the sights of an older girl. His predator also was a smoker, but he had managed to get past that and on to things I had seen only in… well, I had seen them. In spite of his titillating… (read more)

Ashes of Dawn (part two)

“Well, I played one of the wise men in a third-grade Christmas play,” I said. “That’s cool. As long as you can handle being in front of people, you’ll do okay.” We yelled inanities back and forth during the 10-minute drive to her house. I almost froze in the wind. As we walked into her… (read more)

Ashes of Dawn (part one)

I am human and I need to be loved, just like everybody else does. The Smiths Speaking in euphemisms, one could call her a free spirit. Speaking bluntly and based on rumors, one could call her a slut. Dawn was a junior and I was a freshman when she asked me to co-star in a… (read more)