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Rose-Hulman, Spring, 1986

What was I doing on the roof of my residence hall that spring day my freshman year of college?

Nothing more nefarious than taking photographs. I’m sure the administration would not have approved of me being up there, but when an upperclass friend with an illicit building master key bade a few of us come, we went. 696 more words


The Endless Dream

 He lived within the half arch of light

clueless about space and time -

his simple thoughts revolved around

food, sex and shelter …

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Requiem for Radio Shack

We’d been all over town trying to find a new gaming headset for my son and his unusually large head. It’s harder than you might think: most headsets grip his big head like a vise. 447 more words

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Singing to soothe my sons

I have three sons — a stepson pushing 30 and two teens. I’ve been thinking back on their lives as one of my sons turns 18 today and is making transitions toward his adult life. 621 more words

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Weekly Photo Challenge ~ 'New'

I watched as he tried to read the words on the time-weathered tombstone.  And I smiled.  I get it.  The stories of people we’ve never even met or known?   126 more words


An early morning New Year's wish

I write my blog early in the morning: up at 5, at the keyboard by 5:30, off to work shortly after 7.

Another thing I used to do early, 20 years ago, was get up on New Year’s morning to do a morning radio show. 243 more words

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Getting fired was the best thing that ever happened to me

This is the last in a short series about the most difficult time of my life, ten years ago right now. I told this story in January of 2011, but rewrote it for today. 1,015 more words

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