National Obituary Review

DPD Emeritus: Aretha

Comments Off 16 August 2018

Choked up and a bit stunned here at the HQ. I’m about an hour and half into a Spotify binge and it took all my strength to sit up and get this down. The Queen of Soul. Gone. I knew …

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Poetry, The Written Word

The Show Tonight by T.W. Snicket

Comments Off 15 August 2018

  If you Messes Weren’t here And the Band Didn’t show up I would be home Wishing both Of those Things had happened Tweet This Post

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Pages of Prose, Poetry, The Written Word

We hiked over my limit I think

Comments Off 11 November 2017

Reading is Fun Laughing is Fun Smiling is Fun Silence is Fun Awkwardness can be Fun We all want life to Be a simple Handshake with the world Saying I am here I have time I am ready Are you …

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National Obituary Review

DPD Emeritus – Gregg Allman

Comments Off 29 May 2017

Enthusiasts, The love light is turned down way low tonight. We lost a good one. For yours truly Gregg Allman brought a lot of things in focus. At a weird point in my life, going to music festivals, I’d see …

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Ask Norman, Features, Shades of Gray

A New Dear Norman! Religion & Sneezing

Comments Off 11 April 2017

dear Norm,  i was shopping at the grocer when a man picking out pickles (kosher dill) turned to me and sneezed in my cart. 1 other man in the aisle turned and said “bless you” whilst a 2nd man said …

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Pages of Prose, The Written Word

The Day I Became a Coventry City Supporter

Comments Off 08 April 2017

In our Coventry homes, We speak with an accent exceedingly rare, You want a cathedral we’ve got one to spare, In our Coventry homes… Culture: The sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from …

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reins, The Written Word

Taking a seat at the adult table

Comments Off 02 November 2016

I took a seat at a highway 58 eastbound rest area to ponder the meaning of life. I wasnt sure if i had what it takes for this particular  struggle until I saw the writing on the wall:  ‘David was …

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Features, The Written Word, Top Ten

The Do’s & Don’ts for Labor Day Weekend

Comments Off 30 August 2016

Enthusiasts, If you’re like me you can’t put this summer in the rearview mirror quick enough. Am I right? Sweet Moses Malone was it a hot one! But fear not, sitting right in front of us is the perennial Gateway …

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Shades of Gray

Sexy Memoirs Chapter 12: Teamwork

Comments Off 18 August 2016

She showed up with her friend and of course the pessimistic in me starts to multiply the bar tab by 2.  It wasn’t until the 3rd round of shots interweaving with the dreadful amount of dubstep that I realized why …

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Shades of Gray

Reins is BACK!

Comments Off 21 June 2016

Well folks, It’s’ nice to hear that TW’s activity induced jaundice was kept shelved with the acquisition of ‘Handshakes’.  I know she was a much welcomed addition to the aging, struggling (with movement) and frequently irritable core in The Shade …

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