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brothers, part 5

“Come outside! There’s music!” Rick has poked his head through the door to lure me out. I am skeptical. There’s a muddy dog waiting to pounce, and I’m doubtful of the prospects of a concert. But Older Brother Subservience kicks … Continue reading

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Brothers, part 2

It comes and goes. We’re laughing about something. We’ve spent the day together, hiking and wandering through downtown and watching a high school football game. That comfortable feeling you have with someone you have spent your life with.  We talk … Continue reading

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brothers

We can’t make the coffee pot work. I punch buttons randomly. Rick looks on helpfully. It’s a fancy pants thing with lots of buttons and timers and a possible nuclear launch sequence. Beats me. “You’ll get it,” Rick assures me. … Continue reading

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the keys to a good marriage, part 6

When in doubt, just go with her spelling.  

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never joke with a surgeon

me: I think I see the outline of a surgical sponge there.  Surgeon: I don’t see a surgical sponge.  me: Oh.  Doctor’s offices should have laugh tracks. 

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life is funny, part 373

It wasn’t supposed to end this way. I’m trying to think back to when I first met him. I suppose we were both very young. He was a couple of years older, but I was way more clever, so it … Continue reading

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things i wish i had said, part 67

’Cause we all know how life works, right? You’re born. You make up a bunch of goals and plans. You don’t do any of ’em. A bunch of stuff you didn’t think of comes along and makes you into something … Continue reading

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