Features, The Written Word

Your 2016 Gaspee 5k Round-up

Comments Off 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?

Comments Off 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

Comments Off 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

Comments Off 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

Comments Off 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

Comments Off 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

Comments Off 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

Comments Off 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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Allen Toussaint – A Remembrance (RIP)

National Obituary Review

Allen Toussaint – A Remembrance (RIP)

Comments Off 10 November 2015

When you talk about heavy hitters in the music that is most influential in my life you don’t get any heavier than Allen Toussaint. The first time I came in contact with Toussaint and his music was a fortuitous coincidence. …

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The Written Word

Sexy Memoirs: Chapter 10 – The waiting is the hardest part

Comments Off 20 September 2015

I could still smell her lust on me…i take a deep breath and the memories prompted by her scent is the closest thing to a time machine since doc and the Delorean. Our desires have been fulfilled but already our …

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