The Idiot and the A**hole

So there were lawyers and sheriffs. There were arguments and waiting. I learned about thunderheads. Then there was a compromise. We gave him birthday gifts in the driveway. And we took him to Sea World. I got a killer whale made of wax from a vending machine.


Who do you remember first in your earliest memories? I must be terribly self-centered, because my earliest memories are of myself. I thought I was receiving stolen goods. Someone was handing me a cookie to hand to someone else.

Playpens and Proms

And What is Missing in Life My mother met Pam in junior high. By high school, they were good friends. Her senior year, my mom went to Norwich Free Academy because she wanted to pursue…

Untimely Enlistment

I Never Wanted to Go Never. Seems odd to say it now. I remember looking at the catalog, remember choosing my preference. I remember visiting the recruiter and going with the recruiter to Rhode Island…

Ed’s Enterprises

Lifelong Entertainment There are many stages in life, many stages of childhood. A child’s tastes change many times before they reach adulthood. I recall my focus changing even within my play and entertainment every couple…