Monthly Archives: August 2013

thoughts from an international airport

should i have been listening to sinead o’connor all week to culturally prepare for my arrival in ireland?  i don’t really like cauliflower soup, but i might be hungry enough to learn to like the irish pub version.  why do i always forget to bring … Continue reading

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happy confessions

confession: i have four cousins plus an aunt and uncle who love me as a sibling and daughter. i’ve foolishly deceived myself that i don’t have a blood-related family i belong to that i can count on. these people love me. more than i comprehend. … Continue reading

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confessions during flight delay

confession: as often as i can find them, i spend time in cemeteries when i’m in a new place. i found an old family cemetery inside the smoky mountains national park and an even older town cemetery in gatlinburg, tennessee. … Continue reading

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vacation

one night in june, seated around a table full of women and two bottles of whiskey on an island off the coast of maine, my friend d posed the question (paraphrased from all its tipsy-chatty-female-mutations): “what distinguishes a vacation from a … Continue reading

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last time

every time might be the last time. there’s a point in life when you’ve lived long enough that you’ve had the unexpected last time too many times and had to live with the regrets that come after the last time that you … Continue reading

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confessions of who i’d be

confession: if i were a gay man, i’d be a 25 year old blond twinkie named jonathon looking for a sugar daddy. eventually i’d grow into a silver haired elegant 45 year old man dating within my appropriate age bracket and … Continue reading

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solutions and support

i’m a solution-oriented individual. when presented with a problem (mine, yours, or ours), my mind brainstorms for possible solutions. when you present me with a problem (yours or ours), the first step i take is to listen and ask questions in order to … Continue reading

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