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A Bug on the Windshield, Driving Home

This is where he might have gone, after I saw him. No idea which versions are the biggest lie. Maybe you’ll be able to tell. I saw him perfectly framed through the cracked windshield of our Subaru, slashed out in jagged chiaroscuro by the bladed beams of late October daylight. Like a digital exposure perfectly … [more]

Jack – Motorcyclist

Sorta Mad Sunday

The story you are about to read is true. The names have been changed to protect the goofy. Once a year, I wheedle Pretty Wife into letting me ride the Isle of Vashon TT, a bumptious fundraiser for the VME (Vintage Motorcycle Enthusiasts, which you should join, Loyal Reader, if only to be annually apprised of its semi-secret run date and also because it’s cheap and fun and offers cool, non-poseur t-shirts without a single faux-ny Iron Cross to be seen). Actually, I wheedle her into one thing or another practically daily, but they only throw … [Read More...]

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Veteran’s Issues

“Faceversary”…?

Today, Facebook treated me to an odd gift, a little movie about my “Faceversary.” Seems I’ve been on the thing for a solid decade, more than making good on my membership in (if this group even still exists) Creepy Old Guys On Facebook. It was an odd present to receive on the occasion of Daughtergirl’s 27th birthday and reminded me, with clattering suddenness, of one Mr. John Nordlinger. John and I did a ton of smoke sessions, specializing in push-ups and mountain climbers, at the Robert C. Byrd Regional Training Institute in West Virginia … [Read More...]

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