Monthly Archives: September 2013

It Restarted My Damaged Heart

In 1979-80 the Portland punk scene was still in its infancy. A number of influential local bands had just begun to lay the foundation for gatherings of the like-minded and the young, creative and angst filled began to have something … Continue reading

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Jason Has a Sleepover

Our house was the epitome of poor white. Dad worked at a cable company so we always had various sized wooden spools scattered around the house acting as make shift tables and cinder blocks with long boards acting as shelves. … Continue reading

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Dad’s Thick Mane Was Too Much for This Southern Belle to Ignore

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Jackie Was Short-lived

My third stepmother was a mere flash in the pan, clocking in at around a year and a half of matrimonial bliss. I didn’t have the pleasure of living with she and Dad but Jason tells me she was a … Continue reading

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J and Me

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Vicki Exuded Evil

My second stepmother was evil. I could imitate her perfectly. My friend Shelly used to laugh and ask me to do it again. An imaginary cigarette rhythmically tapped on the tabletop to pack the tobacco while her eyes stare me … Continue reading

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“Burn rubber Mel!”

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