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Category: Growing Up

How to Look at Art Without Really Trying

25 July, 2015 (21:31) | Growing Up, Random, Social Commentary, Technology, Work | No comments

“When you go to a museum,” he said, “you look at the painting, observe it, take it in. Then you look down and read the little plaque. Does the picture have meaning before you read the plaque? Does its meaning change because of the plaque?” I wasn’t happy with this contemplation, thinking about how I […]

Ghost Story

12 July, 2015 (10:17) | Growing Up, Women | No comments

Sweat beads on my forehead, my fingers a gnarled mass of anxiety. I can feel the tenseness in my jaw, neck and body. I twist my shoulders tersely, a shiver running up my spine as I push the wet covers aside and feel the cool night air rush across my damp body. I roll slightly, […]

I Wish I Had That Disorder…

7 August, 2014 (08:34) | Growing Up | 1 comment

“I’m a total neat freak,” she tells me. “I have ocd. I clean thoroughly every weekend and like to keep the place spotless.” “Ok,” I say. “I try to stay clean and will do my best. Just let me know if I leave a mess and I’ll take care of it toot sweet.” I smile […]

How to be a Great Father

15 June, 2014 (05:00) | Family, Growing Up | 2 comments

“I used to be a football fan,” he tells me. “That surprises me,” I reply. “I mean, it doesn’t surprise me that you aren’t a football fan, but it surprises me that you used to be.” He smirks and snickers knowingly. “Football is how I bonded with my dad. In many ways, it’s the only […]

A Short Lived Experiment

2 May, 2014 (06:45) | Growing Up | 1 comment

Fear. That’s how it began. Fear and anger and relief. I talked for years about moving to Nederland, Colorado for the Winter. It was a backup plan when housing situations were a bit sketchy. It was never a desire, living in a small mountain town with a population barely larger than my high school. It […]

Stripped

2 April, 2014 (06:45) | Growing Up | 2 comments

I’m scared. I’m also determined. I’ve got a grass skirt, a speedo, and a pen and it will happen. I’m about to step into a room full of friends and coworkers, putting my virtually naked body on display and allowing a room full of people to use me as a canvas. And it’s freezing cold […]

Hand Me Downs

22 March, 2014 (07:17) | Family, Growing Up | No comments

My grandmother used to tell me stories. I’d crawl into bed next to her, nestled in the waning smell of her perfumes, and curl up as she weaved stories of fanciful worlds and heroes that could only exist in my imagination. I don’t remember the stories anymore; I only remember the joy of hearing them. […]

New World Order

17 March, 2014 (08:11) | Growing Up | No comments

“How are you liking living in Ned?” they ask me. Sometimes my response is an awkward pause with that deer-in-headlights look. Other times, I shrug and look off wistfully unable to answer. Only that first week did I feel like I had a reasonable response. “Ask again in a week,” I would tell them. “I […]

Battling the Wizard – Part X

26 February, 2014 (06:45) | Growing Up | No comments

Continued from Battling the Wizard – Part I – Part II Part III – Part IV – Part V – Part VI Part VII – Part VIII – Part IX The following catalogs the turmoil that led to my sudden move to Nederland at the end of January. It’s extremely long, though each part is reasonable article length. Each day seems a blessing to me. I live in […]

Battling the Wizard – Part IX

25 February, 2014 (06:45) | Growing Up | 1 comment

Continued from Battling the Wizard – Part I – Part II Part III – Part IV – Part V – Part VI Part VII – Part VIII The following catalogs the turmoil that led to my sudden move to Nederland at the end of January. It’s extremely long, though each part is reasonable article length. It pained me to talk to her, to tell her our date […]

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