Category Archives: Real Enough

Wasps in the Foxhole

As a cross between a National Geographic expedition and The Blair Witch Project, maybe I wasn’t looking through a camera that was shaking, but, underneath that mosquito netting and my heavy breath rebounding off of it, I might as well … Continue reading

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No Tools Required

The pool broke. It was sometime probably in March when I walked to the backyard and noticed the pool cover drawn like a funnel down towards the center, like the vortex into a black hole. I had the urge to … Continue reading

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Not So Rock Solid

How does a rock get in a shoe? People contemplate the cosmos, and life and death … but I wonder how a rock gets in a shoe. I mean really, I’m just walking down the street and all of a … Continue reading

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My Adventures in Nashville Land (Continued … Again … Once More)

It was eleven thirtyish, bordering around midnight. The halls of the Opryland Hotel and Convention Center were empty except for me and a four foot tall, thirty pound potted plant in one hand, and a twenty pound mirror, which could … Continue reading

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My Adventures in Nashville Land (Continued … Again)

“Y’all,” I didn’t know when I began saying it, but I did. It wasn’t a means of me fitting in; it was more of the “in” fitting me. I just woke up one day and it had become part of … Continue reading

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My Adventures in Nashville Land (Continued)

He was either gay and aggressive, or he was going to kill me. I’m sure that got your attention. I was in Tennessee and a long way from home … and wasn’t I just like those many that had fallen … Continue reading

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My Adventures in Nashville Land

I packed as much as I could bring into my small dark grey Nissan Sentra, and leaving Vermont, began my minimalistic life in Nashville, Tennessee. With the cushion of a few months ability to pay the rent on a third … Continue reading

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Gumming Up the Works

Have you ever made an appointment with a doctor or a dentist? They usually suggest some open dates, dates you would gather are good for them. Right? Now, once you’ve chosen one of their offerings, commonly, they type your name … Continue reading

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Send in the Monkeys

There is nothing as wonderful as a beautiful garden. It’s a dreamy notion, often depicted in paintings, cottages surrounded by a rainbow of colors and a hummingbird at the window. If you’ve ever been inclined to go that route, wanting … Continue reading

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On the Lamb

We’d packed up our vacation in Nashville a few hours ago and been seeing trees and hills since before our hunger began, crossing towards Tennessee’s eastern border, yes, Tennessee, the home of country music, fine stallions, and potato rifles. The … Continue reading

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