Category Archives: NonFiction

That Mom

                Mom ruled that household with an iron fist. An iron fist that very rarely touched us and even when it did it was symbolic more than physical. At 5’ 5” 140 pounds she was not a physically imposing figure … Continue reading

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That Family

There are seven of us, only one of which is female and that would be Mom. “I only wanted boys,” Mom has said on many occasions. Having some girls myself I can appreciate her wisdom but I wonder if it … Continue reading

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That House

To me it felt like a mansion, but in fact that house was a pretty standard post-war colonial. There were seven of us living there with innumerable cats but there was always some place to escape. There were five bedrooms … Continue reading

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Real Men have Kids

I remember the births of all the kids, they all have their own unique stories, well two of them anyway. I have been graced with a boy and two girls and our family is complete. We thought briefly of stopping … Continue reading

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And then there was Maeve

Written on 8/23/2005   The wife went to her midwife for an afternoon visit. She asked her midwife to “check” her and saw that she was some centimeters dilated, so she asked the midwife to perform some medieval birth inducing procedure … Continue reading

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First there was the boy

Written on 10/10/99.    I remember the births of all the kids, they all have their own unique stories (well two of them anyway). I have been graced with a boy and two girls and our family is complete. We … Continue reading

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Memoirs of the East Side

Even now as a grown adult whenever I dream that house, the home I dream of is the house on Pembrook. I spent my entire formative years living in that house, Mom brought me home from the hospital to that … Continue reading

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Best Man Speech

Delivered on 7/4/09   I have known Christian for 25 years. He is the godfather to, and name sake of; my one and only son. He was the best man in my wedding 12 years ago. With the exception of … Continue reading

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Real Men get Married

I met her the first day of the first week of my new life away from home. It is called college and I recall it vividly and will always remember it photographically. I set out from Cleveland to go to … Continue reading

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