the story so far

RIP Jim

Two days ago Jim left us. Jim was the father of my high school best friend. He was a really smart and loving guy. Allison and I learned lots from him, even if we didn't know it at the time. I can't believe he's gone. When my life turned up side down and my mom… Continue reading RIP Jim

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memory lane

Horror Hospital

I cannot stand being in hospitals. I know that that's irrational, that hospitals are places that heal people and help them. Yet of the many experiences I've had of hospitals, I can't help but feel that hospitals are terrible places. My first experience of hospitals wasn't so bad. I'd be in a hospital every other… Continue reading Horror Hospital

mumbling of an imbecile

Mourning

I guess I should start this out by saying that I haven't recently lost anyone dear to me, and that I am not currently in mourning. It's just something I've been thinking about lately, as dark as that sounds, and thought that it might be interesting to write about. See, death is a big deal.… Continue reading Mourning

yo ho a teacher's life for me

First Snow

Well, maybe it can't in all honesty be called first snow. It did snow about a week ago, but it didn't stick at all, and was melted by the time I got to work in the morning. But this is the first snow, the kind that makes it so you can't see on the highway and you… Continue reading First Snow

creative writing

Stormy Night

This was a piece I wrote a couple of years ago. It was anonymously published in my university newspaper, and I haven't really done anything with it since. Seeing as it was published anonymously, I didn't get any feedback on how people thought it was, so I figure if I post it here then maybe… Continue reading Stormy Night

memory lane

RIP Tommy

On Monday night, somebody very important to me passed away. His name was Tom Magliozzi, and he was co-host of the radio show Car Talk, along with his brother Ray. I never had the pleasure of meeting Tommy, but he was a weekly guest in my family's home growing up. My childhood I guess was… Continue reading RIP Tommy