Five dollars for your thoughts

She asked me if I would buy some oil from her for $2. That’s how we met, me and the girl who had once been so pretty. I could see it in her eyes as I looked at her. She had been beautiful once, probably not that long ago, albeit before the demons called on …

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Happy Mother’s Day To One Brave Lady

I was about an hour away from having a doctor stick a knife into me and splice open my skin when the nerves started getting the better of me. This was just about three years ago and, in the larger scheme of things, going under the knife for an umbilical hernia was rather minor surgery …

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An American Tragedy: A Fallen Star is Dead

Like every other New England Patriots fan -- well, let’s make that NFL fan, why don’t we – I woke up to the news this morning that Aaron Hernandez was dead. Hanged in his prison cell. Just like that a former star is gone. He was just 27. I knew what was coming next. As …

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October: The Most Important Month of My Life

It's October 1st. The 31 days that make up the month of October have a long-and-storied history in the first 49 years of my life, which is surprising since I was born in May and, on paper, that should be the top month in my memory books. For some reason, it's October that stands the tallest. …

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