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A Million Little Pieces

by James Frey (Anchor Books 2004; © 2003; ISBN 1-4000-3108-7)

When I was a sophomore in college, I took a course in contemporary American literature, and one of the books on the course list was William Burroughs’  465 more words


Pony Goes Uptown, Makes New Friends

I have to admit, it was the Idiotic Brother who goaded me into it.  I’d heard there was a guy with the Carrboro Fire Department who has an old Massey Harris 44 and I mentioned it to the IB.  923 more words



Where is the place you call home?

In this morning’s paper I read a story about a young couple from New Orleans who came to the Hudson Valley when they were formed from their home by Katrina. 256 more words


A Prayer for Suzy's Father

The following is a prayer gleaned from several different books, mixed with scripture, to pray for that person that seems too far away for God to reach. 281 more words


Thankful Thursday - Granny, a Typewriter, and Me

I inherited my granny’s old typewriter when I was in Fifth Grade.

It came in a hard-sided olive green case.

I loved the sound of the keys when I worked out the staccato of my thoughts into words. 143 more words


seventeen. boy crazy

Can’t settle. Prowling.
Hunting for a way in.
Like trying to find an Advil gel cap dropped on the kitchen floor in the middle of the night. 714 more words


On the day after my 16th birthday, I was first in line at the DMV. I was so eager to drive, to get my dad’s red Cutlass under me and hit the road.

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