Category Archives: family

It’s a Privilege

Our grandfather was a roofer and he spent his whole life busting his ass to provide for his working class children and then his working class grandchildren and then, when he was 68 years old he was repairing a chimney … Continue reading

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As The Tryptophan Sedates

Turkey is bitter that’s why there’s cranberry sauce heaps and heaps of it to sweeten the taste and make history palatable   so we’ll be happy as the tryptophan sedates the whole family and we cheer as a pop star … Continue reading

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Truly Grateful

I am truly grateful for all that I have so grateful that I was able to remove myself from the confines of capitalism a system that has killed countless millions, billions even, of people far better than I and I … Continue reading

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Angels & Alligators

When I was a kid I used to think that Florida was Heaven not because I had been there or had even seen pictures of it or really knew anything at all about the place but when I was 5, … Continue reading

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My Father Is Like America

He tried, is what I tell myself. He was dealt a shitty hand in life, he had a horrible, deadbeat father and a crazy mother and he had the best of intentions, and he wanted to run away from his … Continue reading

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Elegy For Fluffy

Stop this senseless violence strong against weak rich against poor this dog-eat-chicken world I can’t take any more a lot of good chickens have been eaten for fun but the dogs just keep smiling knowing not what they’ve done tried … Continue reading

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Siblings

I find it amazing how so many people pay so little attention to so many wars considering that so many hours of their lives are taken from them by way of so many tax dollars so that places colonized by … Continue reading

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