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Personal Stories with a Social Bite

Devilment in The North End

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I was barely seventeen. Somehow I envisioned the world as pristine outside of the turmoil of my childhood. My trust was implicit. I had met a few undesirables but had maintained this view of the world. For four years, I had escaped… Continue Reading →

The Wild Ride

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It’s been a while. Stories have swirled through my head but never made it to the keyboard. It’s as if the virgin territory of my new study forebodes me. It’s time to break this cherry. Light a cigarette, Joyce, and… Continue Reading →

Survivors VS Victims

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  I’ve been sick for weeks; groveling in tributes to my body in the form of chicken soup and OJ. Lowering myself to this status began when I attended a speaking engagement on sexual assault and rape at a local… Continue Reading →

To Catch a Fish

  Fear of death resides in the abyss of our minds. We claw at its inevitability at some point in our lives. Immortality reigns in all of us then fades, leaving the clear knowledge that yes, we all die—shit, me included. We go through… Continue Reading →

Dents

  Politics has become a team sport. I like to avoid politics like the Plague. It’s always a tumultuous topic. And opinions are like assholes—everybody has one. But lately, it seems like the assholes are winning. I adored my grandmother,… Continue Reading →

My Stint With The ACA: Why I Was Really There 🌅 🍏 ✌ 💗 🚉

  2/23/2017 Tomorrow I’m traveling to Boston to help with phone banking in support of the ACA (Affordable Care Act commonly known as Obamacare). I’m not a Democrat or Republican. I’m what they’ve dubbed as Unenrolled. I think of myself… Continue Reading →

Orange Sunshine

So I was sixteen and a smart, punky kid. I knew it all—had all the answers. My family life was shot. For a million years I had been beaten, battered, and psychologically abused. There was no one there for me but… Continue Reading →