Monthly Archives: November 2014

Day 40 — Idiot Cat Owner — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

I have a 30-something female neighbor who seems to have a hard time getting her life in order. My first observation of this neighbor was from my front terrace when she and her boyfriend were walking by, deep in argument. … Continue reading

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Day 39 — Karens — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

I know I am not the only one who has gone through life with friends of the same name coming in and out. With me it has been Karens; not so much in recent years, but through a good portion … Continue reading

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Day 38 — Trudy — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

My Boston Terrier Trudy had her 13th birthday Sept 14th 2014. It’s no wonder this dog was born 3 days after 911, as she has been a hell raiser from the get-go. Ornery, bullish, and aggressive toward her siblings, she … Continue reading

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Day 37 — Bea Purcell and her Goofy Grandson Mark — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

Back when I was a child I had a babysitter named Bea Purcell. Conveniently located, she lived across the street from us on Minaker Drive in Antioch. She looked a bit like Fred Flintstone in drag. Bea had a grandson … Continue reading

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Day 36 — Drying Pans — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

Before my afternoon shift I decided to do some preliminary work on tonight’s dinner. I get home around 6:45 p.m., and, providing I remember to call him to have him put the Chicken and Bean dish into the oven around … Continue reading

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Day 35 — Election Day — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

I voted today, but only under obligation. Annoyed by the constant mud-slinging in the media, plus the incessant phone calls on my land line, I was tempted to skip this election altogether. Most of the propositions have nothing to do with … Continue reading

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Day 34 — A Father’s Love — 40 Days of Writing, Fall Session 2014

My friend AJ posted a heartbreaking story on his Facebook page earlier today; a painful glimpse into this man’s life, and the apparent love and support he has for his little daughter Kaylee. Having known AJ for close to 15 … Continue reading

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