Monthly Archives: October 2010

My Favorite Story to Tell

The first job I ever held was in a cinnamon roll shop at Governor’s Square Mall in Clarksville. Whenever I was on break from icing the rolls and serving customers, my favorite thing to do was to wander and people … Continue reading

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Apologizing to Sonny

I grew up spending at least one week each summer at Lylewood Christian Camp. Like all camps, Lylewood has certain spooky stories that get repeated. The main ones, in order of popularity, concerned Mad Myrtle, Baby Jim, and Sonny. Mad … Continue reading

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A Pox Upon Me

When my daughter was born in 2004, I worried. I worried about all the normal things a first time father might, but also about chicken pox. I worried because almost every kid got it and I had never had it. … Continue reading

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It Wasn’t Supposed to Be That Funny

In my junior year of high school, there was a girl. She was the type of girl I was not attracted to. She was blonde, perky, preppy, and popular. She seemed to be caught up in appearances and social standing. … Continue reading

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Certified

Anyone who had ever attended more than one college level course has run in to a particular type of professor that is completely taken with him- or herself. They are the type to mention what degrees they have, all their … Continue reading

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Crawling With Life

Very early one Sunday morning, my wife came in the bathroom to find me sitting on the floor with my legs splayed out in front of me. An open bottle of rubbing alcohol and a bag of cotton balls were … Continue reading

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