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More wallpaper

I knew what was in the envelope. There was no doubt. I could have delayed opening it, but my brain had already processed the likelihood of there being a rejection letter inside, a diplomatically written rejection letter, a supportive, try-again-next-time rejection … Continue reading

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Paperback writer

I get eBooks. I understand why many people like them, why some prefer them over physical, hold-in-your-hands, paper-based books — or what people used to refer to as “books.” I prefer actual books. All sorts of reasons. The feel of them. … Continue reading

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I can explain

It probably didn’t look good. I was calling a red squirrel a “son of a bitch” in an angry tone while chasing it down my driveway. And I was carrying a butcher knife. Yeah…I probably looked (and sounded) psychotic. But … Continue reading

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Smells like pre-teen spirit

[Originally ran in the December 2014 issue of The Village.] The sense of smell provides the quickest conduit to our memory banks. It’s undeniable. More so than touching, seeing, hearing, or tasting, smelling something provides us with our very own … Continue reading

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A new outlet

Leaving the York County Coast Star almost six years ago signaled the end of my nearly 14-year-old humor column, No, But Seriously. Along with my colleagues, it was the hardest thing to leave behind. To make a short story shorter, it’s coming … Continue reading

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