Monthly Archives: January 2014

I shudder when I think about it.

It was sometime just after my second wife had left me. I was living in a little cracker box house on Library Street in Greenville, NC, near the main campus of ECU where I was attending graduate school. I was absolutely despondent that Dawn had left me, although she had...
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I know what all of that feels like.

Euphoria – A state of intense happiness and self-confidence; a feeling of well-being sometimes exaggerated in pathological states as mania. Mania – Excessive excitement or enthusiasm; craze. I know what all of that feels like. I felt euphoric every time I drank alcohol. I mean, wasn’t that the point, to...
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Weltschmerz!

Yes, it’s a real word. No, I didn’t just sneeze. Nor does it come from the pantheon of expletives I have stored between my ears for those occasions when one is needed and no I haven’t decided to begin conversing in German. Pronounced velt-shmerts, it is a noun used to...
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This path I am on…..Part IV

A path, as in a walking path, has been used countless times by countless authors throughout history as a metaphor for life. There is good reason for this. The two concepts, a pathway and life, are so harmoniously congruent with one another. I began to become keenly aware of this...
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