Tag Archives: family

A Time Machine For Mom

I have a peculiar Mother’s Day tradition, Modern Philosophers. I like to spend the day in the garage working on my time machine.  I’ve been building it for years, and not making much progress, but I always set aside time … Continue reading

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What’s Your Thanksgiving Ratio?

Thanksgiving is so close, Modern Philosophers, that I can totally sense the cold, judgmental glares from the uptight Pilgrim ghosts that haunt these parts. I don’t know about you, but Thanksgiving is one of those holidays that really gets the … Continue reading

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Rewriting The Dream

I decided to eat breakfast out on the porch this morning, Modern Philosophers. It was a perfect summer morning.  Clear blue sky.  Gentle breeze.  So quiet that the only other sound was that of birds singing.  It doesn’t get much … Continue reading

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Hey, Dad!

Hey, Dad.  Happy Father’s Day.  I can’t believe it’s been thirty years since you left us, but I can still feel your influence on my life every day. I’m sure you’re having a great time behind the Pearly Gates.  You … Continue reading

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And Then I Ate My Weight In Turkey…

Happy Thanksgiving, Modern Philosophers! This has always been a complicated holiday for me.  It is linked to so many memories, both good and bad, usually associated with past relationships. As a result, I tend to be moody on Turkey Day.  … Continue reading

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It’s Father’s Day

It’s Father’s Day, Modern Philosophers. My Dad died when I was 19, so I’ve spent more Father’s Days without him than with him.  Even though he’s not around to celebrate on this holiday, he is most certainly in my thoughts. … Continue reading

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The Christmas Carol We Never Get To Hear

And so it is Christmas, What have you done? No, seriously.  I’m asking you the hell you’ve done!  I just got off the phone with my mother, and she says they’re not coming over for Christmas. She wouldn’t say why, … Continue reading

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Surviving Mother’s Day

I’ll start off this post on a positive note by wishing everyone a Happy Mother’s Day, Modern Philosophers. The truth of the matter, however, is that not everyone celebrates this holiday.  For some of us, Mother’s Day is a very … Continue reading

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Intro to Springsteen

It’s my stepbrother’s fault that I love Bruce Springsteen, Modern Philosophers. Because of the ten year age difference, Chip was in high school and I was in first grade when our parents decided to Brady Bunch us into one big … Continue reading

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Am I A Failure For Never Having Kids?

As I was stressing out this morning about having to take Luna to the vet, Modern Philosophers, a strange Deep Thought formed in my mind… I bet my friends with children would laugh at my getting all worked up about … Continue reading

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