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  • Contusion Confusion

    justpaperskater and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to her choice of “contusion.” I was about 14 and riding my fairly new 12-speed bike. At… Read More ›

  • The Key

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    justpaperskater and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to her choice of “Key.” It was 1988 and I had just moved to Salt Lake City…. Read More ›

  • Finding the Missing “S” in Texas

    Texas. There are states that are ignorable. South Carolina is unlikely to fill you with strong emotion, and Delaware is somewhere you’ll probably never go. Texas isn’t like that. EVERYONE has an opinion about Texas, and Texas will be reckoned… Read More ›

  • Carma Chameleon

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    justpaperskater and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to her choice of “Chameleon.” Americans seem to have woken up to the fact that chameleons are… Read More ›

  • Finding the Ark in Texarkana – More Crappy Places to Be From

    Grim. Yes.

    This is an edited version a piece I wrote for my personal site a few years ago. I’m sitting in Outback Steakhouse, eating king crab legs as I type this. Yes, that’s right… I drove nearly 2000 miles to Texas,… Read More ›

  • Tentacled Harbingers of the End Times

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    justpaperskater and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to her choice of “Squid.” I admire the restraint Paperskater has had in waiting until now to… Read More ›

  • The Joke

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    Dragon*Con is an amazing thing. It’s a convention of conventions that truly offers something for everyone with even a little bit of “geek” in them. There are sessions on comics, science fiction, podcasting, the paranormal, costume making, role playing games,… Read More ›

  • Shifting Gears

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    justpaperskater and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to her choice of “Bicycle.” For years, the number haunted me. “314.” I’d see it on a… Read More ›

  • Squirrel!

    D. Gordon E. Robertson, 2008

    justpaperskater and I exchange stories by giving each other a word which is the seed for the next correspondence. This is my response to her choice of “Squirrels.” Boy Scout camp in south-central New Hampshire felt like home. I spent… Read More ›

  • In Dependence Day

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    Jen and I decided to head out for a bit on the Fourth of July. We pulled into the local gas station to fuel up. As I removed my wallet to put my card in the reader, I saw a… Read More ›

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