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Relaxing the Nerd

I’ve never denied that I’m a huge nerd. There’s just no point. For reasons that are varied and debatable, nerds such as myself find great satisfaction in cultural items that contain myth and magic, and it is preferable that these … Continue reading

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“After” Jenkins, by Mark Twain

I always enjoy Mark Twain’s short stories. He seems to have a thing about glass eyes, and I think it’s hilarious. Today, I give you the piece “After” Jenkins, which recounts the dress of ladies at a ball, parodying newspaper … Continue reading

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Cavewoman Goes to Kohl’s

I know it sounds ridiculous, but department stores and shopping malls make me feel like a neanderthal. As a work-at-home new mom in a one-car family, I don’t get out much. If I am out to shop, it’s most likely … Continue reading

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Short Short: Olive, Oliver and Olivia

Olive, Oliver and Olivia were triplets. Aside from their well-shaped names, there was nothing balanced about them. Olive was the oldest of the three, and only had one leg. She was also missing two fingers on her left hand. Oliver, … Continue reading

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Short Short: Mae

For some reason, whenever I do these short short character things, they turn out mildly disturbing. Hmmm… * Mae stood at the top of the stairs, watching the delicate body of her classmate tumble down the steps to the marble … Continue reading

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Deep Fried Snickers Bars are Irish…?

It’s true – I ate a deep fried Snickers bar… on a stick. It was tasty, strange, and probably a bad idea. No regrets though. No regrets. Around this time every September, the Michigan Irish Festival throws down in Muskegon, … Continue reading

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My Boyfriend, He Be a Rockstar

This is my husband. He plays keyboard in a band when he’s not handling dead bodies at the airport or rocking out on our upright grand. Sometimes I like to call him my boyfriend. He was my boyfriend for five … Continue reading

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The Night I Met Lurch

My husband works second shift in a cargo office at our local airport. My 9-5 is just minutes down the road, and I occasionally visit him afterward for a dinner date. What is airline cargo, you ask? Parts? Tools? Merchandise? … Continue reading

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Beastly, Part 2 of 2

I knew I’d get around to it eventually. When I posted Beastly, Part I, I did not realize that my life would be taken over by my decision to become a vegetarian. Fortunately, I have my husband to remind me … Continue reading

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Beastly, Part 1 of 2

AnaMadeline hated everything about Brute. She hated the cheap musk cologne masking his animal stink, which reminded her of a petting zoo orgy. She detested his forced table manner delicacy – all that napkin folding and pinky lifting. She loathed … Continue reading

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