Shoes

Shoes

I was purchasing hope, really. My Hail Mary came in the form of a pair of size ten Nike shoes. This was gonna be what fixes me. With new shoes, I will be complete. I will never forget the day that my mom bought me the first pair of Air Jordans.I’m not sure if...
Football

Football

“It’s gonna be a good day today, Red.” My high school football coach said that every day as we walked onto the practice field; I say it most days when I get out of bed. I learned a lot on the football field. Most of what I learned at the time, I had...
Wendy

Wendy

My great aunt Wendy turns ninety years old this month.  On Monday she suffered the loss of her dog, Joey. Joey has been Wendy’s primary source of companionship for thirteen years. Wendy and Joey were in a mutual relationship. They both provided equal amounts of...
The Kitchen Sink

The Kitchen Sink

The first time I was caught saying a curse word, my mom just happened to be standing at the kitchen sink. I said the word “shit” while playing some Atari games with friends and one of the little dickheads told on me. My mom, being none too happy about the...
Birthdays

Birthdays

My buddy, Sam, turned fifty years old today. He is an absolute miracle, not because of overcoming any handicap, illness, or problems at birth, but because we are all miracles. Sam defeated the odds. The odds of being born are about one in 400 trillion. The odds of...
Power Lines

Power Lines

We set up our tents for a race directly underneath power lines. The electricity was so strong that we had to ground our poles so we wouldn’t be mildly electrocuted. The energy could be tracked for miles and miles, increasing as I went until it would eventually...

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