Category Archives: adulthood

The Fault in Our Stars is That they Keep Crying


I actually accidentally met John Green before I read anything by him and way before I knew what a nerdfighter was. I got to go to NCTE in Chicago a few years back, a giant convention of English teachers, getting … Continue reading

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In God’s Attic Apartment, A Poem


Hey guys, all six of you who regularly read this blog and say just enough nice things to make me write another, this is for you. Underneath this unnecessarily boring introduction is a poem I wrote and thought I’d share. Now, I … Continue reading

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The Zombie Teacher


The following is a bit of flash fiction I’ve had in a notebook for a while. Since yesterday was Teacher Appreciation Day and because I just gave my last final of the semester, I’m sharing it. I hate to explain … Continue reading

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Book Love


I don’t remember the title, but when I was in 5th grade, I tried to read a book about pioneers moving into space who were only allowed to take one book with them on the journey. The youngest child was … Continue reading

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Cheerful Lies and Embracing Darkness


Every kid I’ve ever babysat draws pictures and, regardless of scene, puts a perfectly round sun with wavy rays in the corner. Ask him why, and he’ll tell you it’s there. Remind him he can’t really see it, doesn’t really … Continue reading

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Death Looks a Lot Like Hunter Thompson


“I hate to advocate drugs, alcohol, violence, or insanity to anyone, but they’ve always worked for me.” Hunter Thompson Unfortunately, they don’t work for me. I hesitated to post this, but then asked myself, “What Would Dr. Gonzo Do?” and … Continue reading

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Thanks to my One-Eyed, Cheating Grandpa


**Disclaimer, the story you are about to read might be entirely fabricated by my overactive imagination as a way to explain why I am naturally a good cheat at poker. Then again, these real and vivid memories might be entirely … Continue reading

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