The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 10/20

Thanks again for tolerating the re-posting of this series. “Have a beer.  Don’t cost nothing.” – John Blutarsky ________________________________ Chapter 10:  Starting Over, Again At 37-years old I was completely on my own for the first time in my life.  I had met my ex-wife when I was about 19, so she was my first…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 10/20

Thanks again for tolerating the re-posting of this series. “Have a beer.  Don’t cost nothing.” – John Blutarsky ________________________________ Chapter 10:  Starting Over, Again At 37-years old I was completely on my own for the first time in my life.  I had met my ex-wife when I was about 19, so she was my first…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 19/20

The chapter in which I explain a pretty good lie. __________________ In the previous chapter, I explained how the state department of education was coming after me and I was awaiting a verdict. From September through December of 2011, I had one of the worst feelings you can ever experience.  It’s that thing when you…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 18/20

The Chapters I Didn’t Want to Write This chapter, combined with the next, is the reason I never finished the “Rise and Fall” series the first time.  Plain and simple – I didn’t want to write this chapter.  Nothing else to say.  It is the most difficult life experience I have had.  I think.  More…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 12/20

You people are mahvelous for putting up with me. More tolerance necessary. ________________________________ Chapter 12:  Devil Is As Devil Does I had finished a relatively successful year and met some new friends in the new school in Penns Grove, but I was keeping in touch with friends from my previous school.  My relationship with one…

Orange is the New Black: A Thanksgiving Tale

You can get anything you want At Alice’s Restaurant. Walk right in, it’s around the back Just a half a mile from the railroad track. You can get anything you want At Alice’s Restaurant.      –  Arlo Guthrie If you know the song, you’ll eventually understand. 1. _______________ This is a first and only…

The Rise and Fall of Me – ch. 10/20

Thanks again for tolerating the re-posting of this series. “Have a beer.  Don’t cost nothing.” – John Blutarsky ________________________________ Chapter 10:  Starting Over, Again At 37-years old I was completely on my own for the first time in my life.  I had met my ex-wife when I was about 19, so she was my first…

My Top 10 (bad) Hurricane Sandy “Tweets”

(from my annoying facebook page during the storm) some of this will not be funny unless you watched CNN’s storm coverage. (click on the picture above) 1. Hurricane Sandy makes landfall in AC but 99% of CNN staff in Battery Park, NY. Thanks Ali Velshi fo’ representin’ AC. Go Ali. it’s your birthday. Go Ali.…

To Be, or Not to Be, on the Beach

This is the place next door, where Jimmy lives.  Jimmy has a flag.  His flag tells me if it’s okay to go to the beach.  Lemme explain. In the lower middle/right of the picture above is the beach.  Upper left with the yellow circle is my place.  Between is my path to the beach, about…