Category Archives: It Really Did Happen!

The crumbs and animal hair of real life.

Dear John (and Margaret and Doreen and Larry and Alphonse and…)

It’s not you, it’s me. Shush, shush. No, don’t speak… It was 17 years ago on this very day that we first ran across each other.* Do you remember? You were a longstanding, traditional newspaper readership and I was a … Continue reading

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Sizzlin’ Pop

Guys! Hey, guys! Ohmigod, guess what? No, seriously, guess. Parachute pants are coming back in style? No. Rudy Giuliani was stuffed into parachute pants and then dropped out of a plane without, ironically, a parachute? I wish! But no. You … Continue reading

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Pour Some Sugar in Me

I’m a father. I like sugar. I’m a sugar daddy. No? Not how that works? I do like my sweets, though. Always have. I don’t know where the sweet tooth comes from, whether it’s something I was born with or … Continue reading

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Celebrating Our 10,950th

I’m writing this on the day of our 30th wedding anniversary. Deb and I were married on December 15, 1990 in Sherbrooke. That wasn’t the original plan. We were living together in Montreal, engaged, and had been gearing up for … Continue reading

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Not a Blue Christmas: A Zoom Reading

Hi friends. A quick plug here for an event I’m participating in this Sunday at 2:30 pm ET. It’s Not A Blue Christmas, a series of readings via Zoom, organized by Shoreline Press. I’ll be reading a selection of short … Continue reading

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