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The Year of the Snow Monkey

On the Twelfth Day of Christmas, my true love gave to me: An introverted writer with anxiety issues. Okay, those might not be the actual words of my least favorite Christmas song, but since I was born on the twelfth … Continue reading

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The Ominous Shadow

They sat in silence on their benches on opposite sides of the path down by the river. It was cold.  Fourteen degrees by Holly’s last check of the temperature.  She didn’t like the quiet, but she could tell by Aaron’s … Continue reading

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Do Vampires Even Like Birthday Cake?

“That was an excellent party,” The Devil complimented me as he helped to collect some of the discarded cups that were littered all over the living room. “You act like you’re surprised,” I countered as I walked over with the … Continue reading

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That Great Friend You Make At A Mental Hospital

Today is my friend Killer’s birthday. Her name isn’t actually Killer, but that is the nickname I burdened her with many years ago.  Since this blog is all about protecting the true identity of those mentioned in it, we will … Continue reading

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Here’s To You, Dad!

Today is my father’s birthday, Modern Philosophers. While Big Austin has been gone for some time now,  February 11 will always be his special day. I think about Dear Old Dad, as he liked to refer to himself, quite often, … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday To The Man Who Gave Me His Name, But Not His Looks!

Today is my Father’s birthday, Modern Philosophers.  I used to tease my Dad, aka “Big Austin”, that I was so lucky that he’d given me his name, but not his looks. While I do look like my Mom, I was … Continue reading

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My Top 5 Things About Winter

I wanted to continue the new My Top 5 feature since the first two posts of the year were a big hit, Modern Philosophers.  Who knew we could debate so much about John Cusack flicks and the Alphabet? Given my … Continue reading

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Whoppers, Chocolate Cake, Huey Lewis, and Birthday Love

What an interesting birthday it has been, Modern Philosophers! People asked me why I didn’t take the day off, and the answer was pretty simple.  It’s a lot cheaper for me to sit in the office than it would be … Continue reading

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A Modern Philosopher’s Birthday Wish

Happy Tuesday, Modern Philosophers! If I’m reading my birth certificate correctly, today is my birthday.  How cool is that? Okay, bad choice of words.  It’s -5 degrees outside this morning, so a word like “cool” should not be tossed around … Continue reading

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Hamburger With The Vampire

Today is my favorite Vampire’s birthday, Modern Philosophers! I had the privilege of spending time with Ana, the beautiful, witty, sarcastic, sassy, bookworm of a Vampire on her special day. I offered to take her anywhere she wanted as Maine … Continue reading

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