Tag Archives: Friends

Cultural Anthropology & the American Dive Bar

I’ve always had a fascination with dive bars. They’re cozy, tucked away establishments. A totem of neighborhood culture, where the staff appreciate you for tipping well and the walls are festooned with artifacts revering heroes – alive and departed. A … Continue reading

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Birthday Observations Early in the Morning…

My birthday’s today. It’s 2:48am and I’ve got life lessons to share. Taking into account my insomnia, please permit me to convey what I’ve acquired over the past 44 years. I hope the following words benefit my readers, from Russia … Continue reading

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The Laughing Buddha & The Cornish Pasty…

I straddle my mountain bike, christened “The Goose,” atop a hill on the Washington & Old Dominion Trail, (the W&OD). This portion of the hill intersects with Buckthorn Lane and Hunter Mill Road, near Vienna, Virginia. The trail propels cyclists … Continue reading

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A Lesson on Beauty…

I knew this girl in junior high; most of the kids in school considered her quite attractive. She congregated in a circle of lovely friends, with her as the “Queen Bee” of that little hive. I won’t provide her name. … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Real-Life Wolf of “Pulp Fiction”

So this is the second part of my recorded tales with my great friend “Dutch.” He, his fiancée “Kate,” and his high school friend “Josie” shared this tale about a friend of theirs, [Named Deleted]. This next story is true. … Continue reading

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Dutch Stories: The Werewolf of Doylestown, PA!

So I have this friend named ____________; we’ve been friends for 19 years, since our time in Peace Corps. Standup guy. Jersey boy, through and through. He and I have had some amazing adventures over the years: from West Africa … Continue reading

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Rural Gothic: Oakland Mothers, Oakland Wives

1914: Elizabeth Oakland I gave birth to my husband in 1863, five months after he died during the Battle of Gettysburg. The babe I held in my arms emerged as a vessel of my husband’s soul. He told me this … Continue reading

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