Fat lips should most definitely be celebrated. -AS Fat Lip Originally posted on a 6s community, August 6, 2010 at 12:09pm His face turned crimson and tears edged out of their prison as he ran around the corner of the house. Five-year-old humiliation is a supremely malignant condition, and he knew this even as he ran. … Continue reading Fat Lip
My life has been charmed, surely. -AS A God Unto Himself Originally posted on a 6s community, August 23, 2010 at 10:30am The sailboats tossed about, careening dangerously as little men tumbled into a vast sea. The god of it all was laughing and watching without a trace of horror or a semblance of remorse. As … Continue reading A God Unto Himself
I sometimes miss these days of very young boyisms, but a wise woman once told me to find something to enjoy in every phase. That’s the trick to living in the moment. -AS Who Could Argue With That? Originally posted on a 6s community, June 13, 2011 at 12:21pm Air rushes past my ears and rattles … Continue reading Who Could Argue with That?
This morning as I write I feel the most anxious I have felt in a while. With two hands clamped tightly about my heart, I struggled to get up and take my morning medicine along with the antihistamine prescribed for moments like these. Through shower, drinking water, and eating breakfast, the anxiety remains. But I … Continue reading The Reinvention of Me: Reinventing Summer
For me, growing up in rural Oklahoma throughout the 1980s, stranger danger was meaningful. I mostly drifted within the sphere of strangers when I traveled with my family or once a year during our town's Rattlesnake Derby. Our town of about 2,500 residents exploded to about 40,000 people during exactly one weekend a year. A stranger … Continue reading Stranger Danger Doesn’t Cut It