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Why I Walk

October 15, 2015 // 79 Comments

Originally published on 7-11-2014 I have a picture of one of Baby C’s uncles hanging in his room. A picture of a vibrant young man climbing the rocks of Red River Gorge [...]

My Medicine

August 22, 2014 // 91 Comments

[Editor’s Note: I’ve actually been contemplating writing a post about this for quite some time and when I saw today’s prompt, I figured now is as good a [...]

Can You Keep A Secret?

May 19, 2014 // 141 Comments

We all have secrets, right? Whether they’re our own or those of our closest confidantes. Some knowledge is just not fit for mass consumption. Some skeletons in our [...]

The Next Phase

May 16, 2014 // 113 Comments

When I arrived at my ex’s house Monday evening to pick up the twins, my ex lumbered through the front door clutching a sheet of paper. I mentally braced myself for what [...]

The Apple and The Tree

October 27, 2017 // 40 Comments

The apple doesn’t fall far from the tree,┬áthe old saying goes. It’s an obvious statement, of course. Unless an apple tree is at the top of a hill any apple that [...]

Faded Blue Genes

October 21, 2017 // 10 Comments

I walked into the dining room and saw a Wendy’s cup sitting on the table where my twins sat eating. I hadn’t been to Wendy’s that day, and Baby A had been [...]

21 Years

October 6, 2017 // 11 Comments

I didn’t know what I wanted to do after I graduated high school. I knew what I was supposed to do, though. I was to pick a college, bury myself in student loans, and [...]

What I Need To Say

October 3, 2017 // 5 Comments

I was signing up for some service; I don’t even remember which one now. Flipboard, I think. Doesn’t really matter. It made me put in an email address so I put in [...]

I Couldn’t Resist

September 9, 2017 // 20 Comments

You all know I love to answer questions even though I don’t like to talk. It’s a paradox I’ve yet to comprehend. Anyhow, I’ve stumbled across 116 more [...]

Afraid

September 4, 2017 // 29 Comments

“Your brother is taking your mom to the hospital. She’s been out of it for the last couple days.” The text from my sister-in-law caught me by surprise. I [...]

The Never-ending Battle

July 30, 2017 // 11 Comments

I was a toothpick when I was young. I mean, skin and bones. You could count all my ribs if I had my shirt off. It wasn’t, unlike Baby C, due to being a picky eater. I [...]