Category Archives: Withdrawal

Sometimes I’m not a nice person

Sometimes I’m not a nice person. I know that. I accept that about me. Since I don’t expect anyone to understand me, except me, I will do what I need to do to tend to my own stuff and stay … Continue reading

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I miss my mother sometimes

It’s rare, but I still do miss my mother, sometimes. She lives only about 20 minutes away…in a big house so she could have big parties and impress people. I called her up last night, because not only do I … Continue reading

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I miss the days when I was just ‘one of the guys’.

One sticky summer day 32 years ago, I was catching lizards in the backyard with my next door neighbor and friend Barry.  We were both 10 and in addition to catching lizards, we’d climb up walk on the top of … Continue reading

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