Monthly Archives: April 2013

1982 [ Running | Preparing Exile ]

[22] In December I graduate from college, receive my B.A. in Political Science. Unknowingly, I’ve prepared myself for a running leap into unemployment. [82] My mistakes are catching up: I’m an emotional and psychological wreck. The highlight of my year … Continue reading

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1978 [ Mistakes / Fall | College ]

[18] The toughest year. Until November I’m a minor. This mitigates my mistakes. I want to say I’m sorry. [78] In the fall (after my fall) I’m off to college: the University of Hawai‛i at Manoa. I’m relieved to be … Continue reading

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1976 [ Selective Service | Love / Bicentennial ]

[16] My 16th birthday: Dad drives me to the Post Office to sign my Selective Service documents. [76] I sign; I’m an American man, love my country. It’s the law & an act of faith & love. While “The Star-Spangled … Continue reading

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1985 [ The Navy | Two Navy Men ]

[25] I called & woke Dad, told him through his astonishment I had joined the Navy would be a Sailor, too — as he had been once. [85] It was unlike me: in high school & college, (after the Vietnam … Continue reading

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“No more hurting people. Peace.”

for Martin Richard A bomb blast. The moment passes into another bomb blast. The volume & incongruity of bomb blasts stuns. These are eye-popping: the cotton-flame billow of explosions, the char & carnage, torn off limbs & bone shards, the … Continue reading

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“No more hurting people. Peace” ~ Martin Richard

Is there a more profound message of peace than this, from a young child? The picture is of Martin Richard, the 8-year-old boy killed in the Boston bombings. http://dailycaller.com/2013/04/16/heartbreaking-photo-of-8-year-old-killed-in-boston-blast/ Other members of Martin Richard’s family were injured badly. To those … Continue reading

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2007 [ Foreclosure | Meaning ]

[7] Foreclosure: I walk away from                            my home. [47] The “Great Recession” hasn’t started. Financial difficulties are coalescing. Dad would know what to do. I call, inform Mom. What does this mean? Aghast: Mom, what do you mean by that? … Continue reading

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