Monthly Archives: October 2013

12 Days of Halloween: The Night of The New Town Shunning 2006

We moved to a new small town in Oregon, bought a crap load of candy, and sat out on the front porch while all of our neighbors averted eye contact and shuffled their kids past our front door. The only … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Halloween: Ol’ Triangle Eyes

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Tara Federoff, IUP Student, Runs For Indiana Borough Council

I live in the town of Indiana, PA, a rural community of about 15.000 people, surrounded by a township of similar size, and home to Indiana University of Pennsylvania, the most prominent of 14 schools in Pennsylvania’s State System of … Continue reading

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The Meaning of NaNoWriMo Part 1 of 2

Two days until NaNoWriMo, and I’m actually getting nervous–it’s good to feel nervous; the good kind of nervous.  It’s good to feel the good kind of nervous, I just wrote–going to go far with this writing gig. If you’ve waded … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Halloween: She, Robot

She, Robot 2005

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West From Chicago…excerpt from another old story

*this is the final excerpt from what I’ve called the “big truck” series–an abandoned, unfinished road trip novel I lost interest in 17 years ago and recently revisited.  I added it partially in response to posts by our friends over … Continue reading

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The 12 Days of Halloween: Hooknose Henry

That’s right, it’s a “Hank-O-Lantern” You got a problem with that?

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R.I.P. Lou Reed

The great bands of the 1960s and early 1970s were just past their zenith when I started listening to music, but it was rare to sit down in front of a radio (look it up on wikipedia, kids) for any … Continue reading

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Football: Ugh. Pitt 21, Navy 24

Seriously?  Pitt throws the game away to a team playing triple option, filled with players recruited mostly for their ability to fit into a submarine?  Why do I care about this team? When I started this, my most successful and … Continue reading

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12 Days of Halloween #3: Sharpie Jack

Who Doesn’t Carve a Pumpkin? My wife.  How lame is this?

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