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Posts Tagged ‘The 90’s

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part I: Of Love and Floods

July 21, 2013

Special 20th Anniversary Repost The thing most midwesterners would remember about the summer of 1993 is The Great Flood.  The Mississippi and Missouri rivers had lay waste their basins to extremes unseen for generations. St. Louis area tributaries such as the Meramec River, Kayser Creek and the River des Peres, had been only momentarily contained […]

Infamy and Irony

December 7, 2010

I frequently remind the teachers I supervise of my plight as a teen. Sure I had more than my share of issues that got in my way; nevertheless, I was permitted to fall through the cracks without a second thought. It is my belief that if all of my teachers had invested five minutes per week in me, I would have graduated from high school.

The Great Obituary Hoax

December 6, 2010

Being a journalism major, I was pleased with my newswriting course because it was the only class I had up to that point that had anything to do with journalism. Like most college students, I had been forced to muddle through years of general ed courses before being afforded the privilege of studying what it […]

The Christmas of the Offending Diamond

December 3, 2010

Felicia’s inner conflict was readily observable and somewhat charming as she attempted to conceal the ring from her family. It was apparent that removing it simply wasn’t an option. I wondered how long she could continue going about her business, like an amputee, without the use of her left hand.

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part IV: Ice Cream, Reggae and Pizza

May 8, 2010

She and I recounted our first few weeks together and laughed about Darwin’s deadbeat antics. At that moment, all was well. It occurred to us that we had just survived our first crisis as a couple unscathed.

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part III: We Play in the Rain

April 26, 2010

As torrential rains arrived, Felicia and I made love in our little room, the winds continuing to blast through the open window and scatter anything unattached around us. The world outside was being subjected to widespread meteorological fury as we took our passions to the next level in our tiny, safe, 8 x 10 world.

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part II: Green Means Go!

April 15, 2010

My whole Saturday had been devoted to preparing for the evening’s excitement. It had been quite a while since I had been on a first date, so I was pulling out all the stops.              While dilligently cleaning my trashed-out Mazda courier mobile inside and out, I managed to catch some July rays and enhanced my […]

Love and the Deadbeat Boss, Part I: Of Love and Floods

April 2, 2010

I had yet to meet the girl the boss had just hired to help out in the office. Considering that she had no experience in the courier business and he was paying her more than his own sister, I had assumed that she must be drop-dead gorgeous.

Elba, Chapter Three: Of Bartenders and Mad Men

December 26, 2009

“Over the course of the next few years, Jude made his living as a carpetbagging barkeep in many of the nation’s hottest tourist spots, traveling to wherever the need arose. . . . It was only a matter of time before he made his way to Vegas.”