Archive for January, 2009

How I Learned to Despise Christians

Wednesday, January 21st, 2009

The first thing I thought when I saw him was: I bet he’s a vegetarian. He had all the telltale signs. Tall and lanky. Overgrown, curly gray hair. Knitted mittens. Plaid hat with ear flaps. Sallow, sallow eyes. And a general air about him that said, ‘I haven’t eaten flesh in years and I’m hungry, […]

Life Is No Fun Unless You’re Excluding Someone

Monday, January 12th, 2009

I was sitting on the couch, thumbing through a book. The children were gathered around the dining room table making signs to decorate the new fort they had built with pillows and blankets in the rec room. A voice called out to me. “V!” it said, “Can you help us spell some words for our […]

Dead Wrong Turn

Wednesday, January 7th, 2009

Guest Writer: Jim McPartland I was heading back from Avon, CT on my way to Milford Saturday from a writers networking meeting. I was on my way to its annual Oyster Festival, an event that draws 40,000. Foghat was the free headliner. Bob ‘Jake’ McManus loved Foghat as a kid. I liked them too and […]

A Christmas Irony

Monday, January 5th, 2009

This year, Christmas for me included a trip to the hospital. I woke up Christmas day with a fairly bad headache. Knowing that a trip to my in-laws would likely make said headache worse as opposed to better, I gulped down a few aspirin. Suddenly remembering the entitled shrill of my gluttonous sister in law’s […]