Category Archives: family

April Fool’s

April Fool’s Day (a Short Essay) When I was a kid, my folks always played the same April Fool’s joke on me. I’d be lying in bed and one of them would come in and wake me,  saying “it snowed … Continue reading

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The Party

Feeling a little bit maudlin when I wrote this new piece of flash non-fiction, but just tried to roll with the feeling, honor it, and hopefully, make it something more. Enjoy. Doug THE PARTY On Sunday afternoons, if I’m out … Continue reading

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No Fear

I’m also working on putting together a collection of published and unpublished essays for release. This piece is a bit out of season, but hopefully extends beyond when the snows are melted. It originally went out as a family email … Continue reading

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Ranch House

Recently, I saw a prompt for tales about displacement and I thought I’d do a short that got at it in what I hoped would be a different way.  Didn’t get it published (yet), but I can always post it.  … Continue reading

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Real Real Gone

Not a fan of bucket lists, per se.  Every day should be a bucket list, if that makes sense.  However, there are a few ticks on my list and one of them was catching Van Morrison live.  Used to go … Continue reading

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Impermanence

Here’s one I started a long time ago and just got around to finishing . Enjoy. Impermanence Visiting my parents I stay in my childhood home Which is nothing like my childhood home In the same way I am nothing … Continue reading

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