Author Archives: blogginryan

MY NAME IS MARC. AND YOU CAN COUNT ON IT.

Marc was an interesting cat. Astute businessman – he’s still in business! – and his voice sounded exactly like what you heard on late-night Cleveland television. Continue reading

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A Holiday De-lighting

For one last time in December 2017, the luminous fir spruce sitting in our living – slash – family – slash – library room would have its lights shut off. Down come the star, the surviving glass ornaments, a glazed-into-time … Continue reading

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I remember

“Why are you a Democrat, Ryan? I just don’t get it.” That conversation happens a lot more than I care to admit and I can only give a two word answer: I remember. Of course, there’s a lot more to … Continue reading

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Epistula ad vitam

Dearest life, I’m tired, yo, ya see? I’m tired of being constantly racked by anxiety and tension, of feeling this weird shit in my chest that’s probably nothing, that my doctors say is nothing, and i want to believe is … Continue reading

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16 years on

It was a crystal clear morning. Mr. Martin’s health class went about as normally as it always went, until a knock at the door. Mr. Martin went over and conferred briefly and then went to the back of the classroom … Continue reading

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Feeling like goo.

If you’re wondering what’s happened to me, I think I can sum it up in one word. Stress. Over the last 6 weeks – really, ever since C and I moved into the new house – stress has been gradually … Continue reading

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Where do we go from here?

The last 8 months, going from immediately before Mr. Trump’s election to the Presidency to today, have seemed to have passed by in a chaotic whirlwind. The media report on horse race after horse race story, on whatever new scandal … Continue reading

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