Monthly Archives: February 2012

Loss for Words

“Words cannot describe…” “I’m struggling to find the right words…” “Words fail me…” “It’s hard to explain…” The experience of being unable to verbalize a thought, sensation, or experience is terrifying to me, and I’ll tell you why: it reminds … Continue reading

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Quack’s Guide to Los Angeles (for people who enjoy living there)

This might be the Angry Texan in me speaking, but I’ve begun to develop an odd distrust for people who like Los Angeles too much.  And yes, liking Los Angeles is liking it too much. It’s not that Angelenos are … Continue reading

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Is Childhood Innocence a Lie?

It’s assumed in our culture: children are innocent and pure.  You see it in every advertisement for Oreos, every moral debate about media corrupting youth, Red Cross fundraisers, family movies where the adult learns a lesson about being a good … Continue reading

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10 Things Nobody Warned Me about my Twenties

When I turned twenty, I was under the impression that life was going to be a party for the next ten years. I was sorely mistaken. You see… I was warned about a couple things: my metabolism will decrease, I’ll … Continue reading

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The Value of Silence

Perhaps I am a crotchety old man. On my way home, I observed a young, fashionable woman speedily walking to her apartment.  I had an urge to call out to her, but social decency told me not to. What’s the … Continue reading

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