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Home and Holidays

How many times have you purchased postcards and returned home with them because you couldn’t find stamps, didn’t have an address, forgot to mail them, or lost them in your luggage? That’s what happened to my friend who sent me this postcard from Amsterdam, which was mailed post-vacation from L.A. …

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Ordained

I became an ordained minister in a brewery in Kansas back in 2002. On a Monday night, when the Free State Brewery had $1.50 beers (iirc), I was talking with friends inside, in the “living room” (the chairs by the stairs), and one friend mentioned that he is an ordained minister …

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I Had Fun Mail

I took an unexpected hiatus from blogging because of an unscheduled car wreck, followed by a bit of business travel. (Obviously I …

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Loves Me Not…

October 20, 2014, will be three years since I filed for divorce. I’ll take the single life over the misery of that …

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Harvest

Look at this humble digital blog about the art of the hand-written letter, all grown up at one-month old. In the past …

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Life is good…

I received one of my favorite postcards back in November 1991, less than a year after I moved to Austin. The person …

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Zora

Around the end of my first trimester, which also coincided with my graduation from the University of Texas in May 1996, I …

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I Be, Yubi

I dropped four postcards in the outgoing apartment mail today and then opened my mailbox: junk mail, a magazine, and a YubiKey …

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The Porcelain Boy

When I was 22, I received a letter from Brian. Finding this letter a few months ago was like finding a piece …

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Stay Streetsmart

After visiting Austin over spring break in 1990, I dropped out of KU and moved down here on January 5, 1991. Nine days …