Twelve Wonderful Years

Posted Jun 28 2009

Today (yesterday, by the time this is posted) is Old Dog’s and my 12th anniversary. Although not without its share of difficult times, our marriage has been singularly blessed. We talked about celebrating by going out to dinner, but wound up hitting a National Chain That Shall Remain Nameless for breakfast instead. This NCTSRN is […]

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Fiction Friday: Voice, This Week’s Winner and Prompt VIII

Posted Jun 26 2009 in

“’My neighbor Mrs. Hartman said she had a cousin in the hospital over in Atlanta that told her that a patient there went out of his room to get a breath of fresh air, and they didn’t find him until six months later, locked out on the sixth-floor roof. Said by the time they found […]

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The Naked Man

Posted Jun 23 2009

Monday night, while I was diligently banging away on my novel, Old Dog watched “How I Met Your Mother.” The episode centered on a scheme for getting laid: the Naked Man. According to one of the male characters, 2 out of 3 times, if you wait until your date/hostess is out of the room and […]

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Mot Juste

Posted Jun 21 2009

As a patriotic American, I’m a registered voter, which means I’m sloshing around in the jury pool along with all the other flag-wavers. Whenever I get summoned I try to be a good sport about it because, if I’m ever on trial, I want the folks on MY jury to be good sports. The thought […]

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Fiction Friday – This Week’s Winner and Prompt VIII

Posted Jun 18 2009 in

So last week I grumbled about how much stronger the entries are getting every week, and how that makes it a lot harder for me to choose a winner. This week I’m going to confess that it’s also making it tougher on you. This week’s entries were, again, very good. Each of them were well […]

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More Brain Games

Posted Jun 17 2009 in

Someone at work sent me this link, and we haven’t played any brain games in a while, so…. 1) How many of the 100 most commonly used words in the English language can you name in 12 minutes? (My score: 65). 2) How many of these 16 words with double-e’s (ee) can you come up […]

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Geriatric Sex

Posted Jun 15 2009 in

Now that Old Dog and I are aging, more and more we find ourselves gravitating towards oral sex. As he passes me in the hallway, he says, “Fuck you, old woman.” I respond, “Fuck you, old man.” Because what you do is not important, only that it’s mutually satisfying.

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Fiction Friday: Point of View, This Week’s Winner and Prompt VII

Posted Jun 12 2009 in

Today, as promised (threatened?) I’m going to talk a little about point-of-view. Point of view is the perspective from which a story is told. There are tons of essays and books on this topic, which can be very complex, but we’re going to limit this discussion to the four most common options: 1) First person […]

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Where Hope Lies Buried

Posted Jun 8 2009 in

I don’t know what happens to dreams deferred, but I think I’ve got a line on where Hope is buried: At Homeless Park at the corner of Main and Vine in Dayton, Ohio. At least, that’s where I saw the headstone.

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