Shades of Gray

Sexy Memoirs Chapter 12: Teamwork

0 Comments 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!

0 Comments 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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Features, The Written Word

Your 2016 Gaspee 5k Round-up

0 Comments 12 June 2016

Enthusiasts, The 2016 Gaspee Days 5k was one for the books. I know yours truly will not soon forget it! Yes, it’s true, the entire staff is still mourning the (temporary) loss of Reins while he follows his dream traversing …

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The Written Word

Hey July 4th, It’s me Memorial Day – A Quick Word?

0 Comments 25 May 2016

How’s it going? It’s me – Memorial Day. Remember me? Just kidding – haha. I get it. You’re ‘the best’. Your celebration is a living memorial of our independence. Softball games abound. The Marinas are chock full of fun-loving folks …

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National Obituary Review, The Written Word

DPD Emeritus: Prince – A Remembrance

0 Comments 21 April 2016

Needless to say, sad day here at The Shade HQ. On the heels of Bowie and Toussaint I found myself asking ‘When is enough, enough?’. I paced around the house for hours chasing shadows. Not even Mingus could help me …

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Short Stories, The Written Word

America At It’s Best

0 Comments 08 April 2016

I left a meeting, got in my car and tried to start the bastard. Lo & behold the goddam thing wouldn’t turn over. At first the radio worked, which was perplexing. What could it be? The first thought – the …

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Sexy Memoirs, Top Ten

Top 10 Things To Do In February to Buck Up

0 Comments 11 February 2016

February stinks. Football is over, Valentine’s day is depressing and/or expensive plus it’s got a smug, silent letter. It’s the only month where the number of days are mucked around with on a seemingly random basis. Speaking of – no …

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Community Voices: Riding the Bus

0 Comments 27 January 2016

To the guy who is merrily whistling on the bus, Stop. Sincerely, Everyone else on the bus Tweet This Post

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Review of the McPick 2 for $2 from McDonald’s

0 Comments 23 January 2016

I’m bold.  I went for the full monty- $4 for all four.  A McDouble cheeseburger, small fry, mozzarella sticks and a chicken sandwich. The cheeseburger was equal parts wet and dry.  Thankfully it had an extra snicket of lubrication so …

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Shades of Gray

Sexy Memoirs Chapter 11: A eulogy to my Barbie

0 Comments 17 January 2016

Her hair was always gold representing the value of her charm and that smile of her’s stood the hair up on my arms. She was a woman so perfect that every man desired but only a few ran the tread …

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