Category Archives: Memoir

How Could I Forget

In another life it was a massage table. It was over seven feet long, made to fold in half so it could fit into a cloth case and be carried by the suitcase handle attached to one end of the … Continue reading

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Building Character

Joey has been playing for a traveling basketball team all summer. He’s been making progress. Coach has been farming him out to “nationally ranked teams” and, once, he brought back a trophy that came up to his chin. Joey is … Continue reading

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I’m Gettin’ There

It’s nice to have a room again.  A room that stays relatively comfortable during unbearably hot days.  A room I can walk into middle of the day and stretch out on the bed.  Two electric fans: one from the ceiling … Continue reading

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Good Thing I Don’t Believe In Freud

It’s raining hard this morning. Supposed to be this way all day. Just as well. Texted my friend last night. Wrote, “My brother’s such a chickenshit.” Then I sent it…to my brother. It was an accident. I walked from the … Continue reading

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Besides, He’s No Crazy Chester

I moved in with my brother.  I was officially homeless seven months.  I’m not counting the two months I basically lived in my car and paid Chester rent coz my stuff was still in my room at the house he … Continue reading

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And I Want To Live

I haven’t been writing much.  Oh, I’ve been composing songs.  Telling a Facebook story or two.  Nothing more. Lately, I haven’t felt like singing. I do it because it’s my job but there is no shower shoutin, no head bangin … Continue reading

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Weather PermittingĀ 

The grey clouds have been hanging plump and low in the sky since this morning.  Had to wait over 3 hours for the storm to hit.  Thunder, lightening, wind and rain.  A mother and daughter in Mississippi, trapped in their … Continue reading

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