Monthly Archives: June 2012

Valerie Hunter-Gordon: Forgotten Visionary

When I was very young, maybe second grade, my mother gave me a book about Abraham Lincoln. It was full of stories about his life, of how he freed the slaves and preserved the Union. But nothing jumped out at … Continue reading

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Eyes to the heavens

“Daddy, what’s science?” We were laying on the bed in the guest room, and Mia was getting ready for a nap. “Well, honey, science is when you study things and try to figure out how they work. There are lots … Continue reading

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Even a blind man can see when he’s been a dick.

Okay, so the last three posts have posited that my wife is into polygamy, that I would let her drown in a cataclysmic storm, and that I can use my low-vision as an excuse to ogle strangers. Taken together, these … Continue reading

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Jeepers, creepers

The State sent someone to visit me today. No, it was not a law enforcement official; it was a social worker trying to see what aid I might need for my disability. We discussed workplace accommodations, around-the-house adjustments, and, perhaps … Continue reading

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My wife reveals her true feelings

Take Shelter is a movie about an Ohio man and his apocalyptic dreams. As the film opens, Curtis (Michael Shannon) is in the midst of a series of disturbing visions–menacing weather, auto accidents, levitating furniture–that lead him to work on … Continue reading

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My wife’s inspired vision

“I like the idea of sister wives,” Kristy noted as she watched, um, Sister Wives. “I’d have all of these friends to help with the chores and the kids. It sounds nice…” Wait, what? Then I realized: A person with … Continue reading

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Behold, the contents of my own personal Ark of the Covenant

If I were to die tonight, what could I leave behind as advice for my children? Should I write down some clich├ęs for their betterment? If you love someone, set them free… or What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger? … Continue reading

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