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life is like a box of chocolates by Jim Buckridge (Guest Blogger)

Posted by ad2175 on April 11, 2014 at 10:00 AM Comments comments (0)

It’s Tuesday. And there’s been too much going on for my liking this past week. I’m sure it’s no different than what any middle class suburban family of five has going on, but that doesn’t make matters any more palatable. I like quiet and simplicity. I hate being overly busy and even mild chaos throws me off.


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an actor's life for me

Posted by ad2175 on March 26, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)


I experimented with being a thespian once but that was back in my college days.

 

I have a great love of movies and I always thought in the back of my mind that I could be an actor. However, I never really made an effort to fulfill that small, but persistent, dream. I never worked on school plays or musicals in high school and was co...

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wilderness chick

Posted by ad2175 on March 13, 2014 at 5:35 PM Comments comments (0)

 

Back in the early to mid-nineties when I was writing and submitting serious short fiction, or what I would categorize now as 'shit no one wanted to read' I found a champion of my work on the internet. I submitted a short story called 'sale' about a man who finds the meaning of his life while rummaging through the house...

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fiero is italian for 'this car sucks'

Posted by ad2175 on February 28, 2014 at 3:10 PM Comments comments (0)


I have never been one for expensive cars, I'm just glad to have one that it starts in the morning. Did I ever own an expensive one? No. I once went into a dealership and asked for the cheapest car they had. I walked out with a stripped down 4-cylinder red Toyota pickup truck with no radio and no air conditioner and was ...

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what this psychic told me sent shivers down my spine

Posted by ad2175 on February 4, 2014 at 1:50 PM Comments comments (0)

I love psychics (but you knew that). I have been going to them for years. I don't live my life by what they tell me (maybe I should) but I really enjoy listening to what they have to say. I've been to quite a few over the years. I've sat in a store front window in Greenwich Village while a gypsy read my palm. I can't tell you how many kitchens I ha...

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how an earache sent me to the hospital

Posted by ad2175 on January 6, 2014 at 11:45 AM Comments comments (0)

I tend not to go to the doctor when something is wrong; I will muscle through the pain until it goes away. Do not mistake this for some strong-stoicism because I will complain every minute that the pain is there. It was this anti-stoicism that landed me in the hospital just a few days before my son Alexander's third birthday.

 

I wo...

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oh christmas tree

Posted by ad2175 on December 24, 2013 at 11:50 AM Comments comments (0)

 

With all the traditions that come with this time of year, there is one in particular that my friends and I have not celebrated since we started having kids and the holidays became all about them (thanks for ruining Christmas, kids). Every year, after the tree in Rockefeller Center went up, we would gather as many of us as we could and we'd venture into New York City. Some ...

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the world's oldest boy band

Posted by ad2175 on November 8, 2013 at 4:25 PM Comments comments (2)


Before there was The Backstreet Boys and before there was New Kids on the Block there was B.S.O.H.C. What, you never heard of B.S.O.H.C? Well then obviously you did not hang out in my friend Dave's backyard in the late eighties. If you had you would have seen what I consider to be the greatest ban...
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what my ex-wife does at sporting events

Posted by ad2175 on October 31, 2013 at 2:05 PM Comments comments (0)

There is the stereotype of the Dad standing in the bleachers at his child's little league or football game, screaming till he's red in the face, yelling and generally acting like an ass. He shouts things like 'What are you blind, ump? He was safe by a mile!' or 'How much is the other team paying you!' or, when trying to ...

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tom waits for no man

Posted by ad2175 on October 4, 2013 at 3:55 PM Comments comments (0)

There are some families that institute a 'swear jar' in their homes - if anyone swears they have to put a dollar in the jar. My friends Boots and Sparkle (go here to see why they are named that), with whom I have lunch with every day, have thr...

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