Tag: Reflection

A 5-post collection

The Greatest Gift I've Ever Received

The wheels on the bus went round and round, inching me ever closer to the emotional cesspool that I called middle school. Each bump in the road made my CD player skip, a serious grievance when the likes of Eminem and D12 were spitting straight fire on the 8 Mile Movie Soundtrack. I was 12 years old, and boy were daddy issues all the rage back then. My relationship wit...

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This Is Why You Suck

Over the next few weeks, you'll probably get asked about your New Year's Resolutions at festive gatherings. And perhaps you're inclined to reply with ideas like going to the gym more often, reading more books, spending more time with family, etc. All wholesome endeavors no doubt; people will agree with you, say they need to do the same, and then everybody moves on to...

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The Syntax of Self

"So what happened between you two?" he asks, breaking the silence. Suddenly trillions of neurons fire all at once, memories summoned by a symphony of emotions. The scent of her conditioner fills my nostrils, stomach sinking from the weight of shame remembering that stupid comment. Delight takes hold for a brief moment as her smile blossoms in my mind's eye, followe...

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The First Month

Hello friends! I known I've seemingly fallen off the face of the earth since July so I figured it's about time to break the silence. The two weeks following my last post were spent handling family matters and moving out of my rental home to live with my mother for the next few months. I began my first day of self employment on August 1st, so here's an honest look at a...

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Good Mourning

At the time of this writing, it's 3:40 AM on Wednesday, July 12th 2017 and I just got off the phone with my mom. My step-father passed away a few minutes ago and I can't sleep. Gerald Andrew Savel died this morning of pulmonary fibrosis at the hospital which he spent the last 38 years of his life working as a pharmacist, making IVs for newborns and administering medic...

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