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How I Escaped the Drug-Sniffing Dog from Holland and Other Tales of the Night

When we heard that Souled Out was providing the music at last month’s National Night Out activities at the gazebo, we decided right away to go. 1,256 more words

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Falling asleep to waking up: In Rolling Waves by The Naked and Famous

Insomniacs have a tendency to let their head fill up with thoughts and memories and worries. Whenever my introspection is excessive, I combat it by filling my head with music. 1,357 more words

Album Of The Week

an open letter to The Kidling and to kidlings of a certain age*

On this day that is traditionally the first day of school, The Mama stands in

Sappy, whiny, sentimental

solidarity with family members everywhere sending their… 907 more words


35 Years in 35 Memories

My parents celebrated their 35th wedding anniversary this weekend. Congratulations! In honor of their many many years of wedded bliss, I thought I would write 35 one-sentence family memories/inside jokes. 803 more words



“Even if things don’t work out between you and my son, we will always be friends.” At 20-years-old, this sounded really bizarre coming from this eccentric Danish/Georgian/Floridian artist. 592 more words

The First Asian Championship

After my awkward encounter with the North Korean agents, I mused on the possibility of living in a neutral country where I could speak for unification while also spreading Taekwondo to communist countries. 219 more words


New Beginnings Part 6


As I mentioned briefly, we didn’t have electricity and so when other children spent their summers playing video games in their air conditioned lounge rooms, we frolicked around the steep paddocks of giant grass, sweltering beneath our unfortunately brown clothes. 581 more words