Monthly Archives: December 2013

Why He Chose Her

He loved that she wore a Santa hat. None of the other girls were dressed for the holidays, just her. She had the face of a small-town waitress–crow’s feet and laugh lines the makeup couldn’t hide–but the hat was new … Continue reading

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Greatest Hits

This is the 400th post to …said the blind man…, and it seems like a natural time to look back and highlight a few of my personal favorite posts from the almost two years I’ve been doing this. Depending on … Continue reading

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The Minister’s Coming

The dust has been removed and the toilet was scrubbed. The children packed toys away, off the floor and out of sight. Lasagna is in the oven; the house smells like melted mozzarella and wet Swiffer sheets. She will not … Continue reading

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December’s End

The reindeer snort and paw at the snow-covered shingles, yoked together in slavery to the old man’s quixotic quest for Peace on Earth. Snow clings to his beard as he tramps across the icy roof toward the sooty chimney that … Continue reading

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I Hung My Head

Holy shit. I just laughed at Alvin and the Chipmunks: Chipwrecked, and I’m pretty sure that disqualifies me from having an opinion on anything from this point forward. I probably have to close this blog now, strip naked, and wander … Continue reading

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“You’ve Written a Novel. Now What?”

I did not realize at the outset just how many people would be curious about the fact that I am writing a novel. Perhaps I should have anticipated their interest, as I myself spent a fair chunk of last year … Continue reading

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Going Soft

Now because of this blonde mop that’s on top of this fucked-up head that I’ve got I’ve gone pop? –Eminem, “Marshall Mathers” The 17 year old me would probably dislike the 32 year old me. I’m a teacher (a job … Continue reading

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