Monthly Archives: July 2012

Eye of a needle (Day 1: Laughter)

This is part of a series on acupuncture treatments I’m receiving for my RP. For a greater explanation of this experimental research, read the intro. The sensation of an acupuncture needle entering your skin resembles a tiny pop, like a … Continue reading

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Eye of a needle (Intro)

Acupuncture is a mystery. Historians are unsure when and how it originated. Certainly, it began in ancient China, but that’s all we know. I like to imagine the first acupuncturist trying to convince someone to try it. “Hey, listen… This … Continue reading

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You appear dimwitted…

I was two minutes into teaching Mia to blow bubbles with her gum when I remembered that I don’t like chewing gum in the first place. This might seem like an odd time for the thought to strike, but it … Continue reading

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When every woman looks like Pretty Woman

My grandfather once told me that all male-female romantic relationships are a form of prostitution. He had a point: “Your wife might say to you, ‘I’ll have sex with you–if you do these dishes first.’ The man is trading something … Continue reading

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Gun sights

“Santa’s coming! He’s coming today!” Mia was very excited. I remained non-committal. “It’s still July. Christmas is a long way off.” “No, he’s here now. He’s here!” “He’s trespassing on my property. He’ll have to pay.” I made my index … Continue reading

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Reflections on an Angry God

George Zimmerman, a man known more for his desire to chase down unarmed teenagers than for his theological musings, recently said it was “God’s plan” for him to kill Trayvon Martin. After the tragic theater shooting last weekend, former presidential … Continue reading

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Blink of an eye

“Fuck!” This is not normally something my wife would say in front of her mother, but given the circumstances it seemed appropriate. We were driving on the Beltway, headed to the airport, when the retread from a tractor-trailer tire flew … Continue reading

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