Monthly Archives: April 2017

Day 40 — ’til Next Time — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

I am officially giving myself a celebratory pat on the back, and possibly opening a bottle of bubbly to celebrate completing this 40 day excursion. Although not the first time I have written 40 days in a row, it is the … Continue reading

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Day 39 — Saturday — 40 Days of Writing, 2017

My Saturday got off to an excellent start when I woke up a few minutes before 4:00 a.m., shut off my alarm before it went off on its own, walked across the bedroom and shut off my back-up alarm, went into … Continue reading

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Day 38 — Remembering Julie, conclusion — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

Just because you don’t hang out with certain people anymore doesn’t mean they’re not still on your radar. Once we were in high school, Julie and I had a class or two together, even sharing a table in 11th grade Biology … Continue reading

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Day 37 — Remembering Julie, Part IV — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

I think one of the most pleasantly surprising things about Julie Fairhurst was that, at the time, she seemed to have no idea how lovely she was. By age 12 I had already encountered numerous girls my age who were … Continue reading

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Day 36 — Remembering Julie, Part III — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

The summer of 1973 was one of mixed emotions; it was my first summer without my dad, but somehow my friendship with Julie helped to keep a significant amount of grief at bay. There were frequent sleepovers — mostly at her house, … Continue reading

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Day 35 — Remembering Julie, Part II — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2016

The beginning of school year at Antioch Junior High in the fall of 1972 held in store many changes, physical and emotional. Kimball’s Elementary School “grads” were being thrown in with three other elementary schools: Bidwell, Fremont and Turner, plus … Continue reading

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Day 34 — Remembering Julie, Part I — 40 Days of Writing, Spring 2017

I believe it was in Biology class, during our second semester of 10th grade. I sat at a table with two boys and another girl. They had just passed out our textbooks. Suddenly one of the boys, Russ Nuovo, leans … Continue reading

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