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May 11th, 2013

Phoenix Poetry…

About a year ago I was taking a literature class with the University of Phoenix. It was total horse shit. One of my assignments was to write a free verse poem about who I am. Under the influence of Maker’s Mark and the Country music supergroup, The Highwaymen, I wrote this terrible piece of blasphemy.

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August 26th, 2010

Wet Cement…

Today I saw workers pouring cement. I wanted to walk through it, but I didn’t…

Take a look at this map. When I was five-years old I lived here (the house marked with the red circle and arrow):

This is 566A Brady Drive, Fort Campbell, KY (Clarksville, TN)

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August 1st, 2010

Dos Coronas a Mi Madre…

Today would have been my grandmother’s 83rd birthday. She passed away on April 4th of this year (Easter). This is the obituary that was published by the funeral home in San Antonio.

Margarita P. Galindo passed into her Lord’s hands on April 4, 2010 at the age of 82 years. She […]

June 30th, 2009

Orange Lilies…

Isn’t it strange how memory works? Certain sights, sounds, and smells (so, I’ve been told) can bring to mind things that never would have crossed someone’s mind in the course of a normal day.

One of my memory triggers is seeing orange lilies growing along the side of a road.

Orange Lilies Along the […]

April 24th, 2009

Throwing Things…

When I was about 11 years old, I used to hang out with a bunch of kids at a decrepit playground close to where we all lived on Fort Eustis, Virginia. The park was secluded in a grove of old trees, so there was always a dense layer of leaves and fallen branches on the […]

April 9th, 2008

The Stupid Leading the Blind…

There are a couple of very common sayings which reference blind people as a symbol of ignorance. There is the very common, “The blind leading the blind,” and then there is “In the land of the blind, the one-eyed man is king.” Now, I am certain that it is universally understood that “blind” in these […]

April 8th, 2008

BVD’s and Two Left Boots: Part Four

A third man walked up and stood between Easton and me. He began digging in a pile of clothes that I had assumed belonged to Easton. He began to cuss…it was quiet at first…then he searched the floor. He cussed louder and then looked left and right. […]