Tag: Memories

Smallville Season One, Revisited

When I first moved to Pennsylvania, I was a big fan of Star Wars. The prequels were in their apogee, and I was all about the complicated wisdom of things like fear leading into suffering. That all changed in 2001 when the WB (now The CW) started airing Smallville, a series about the teenage years of one Clark Kent. It was…

The Right to Forget the Past

Yes, I know that a lot of my blog posts begin with a short story or vignette about something that happened in my past and how it somehow can be applicable to the present. And I know that a lot of what I write is personal and reveals more about me than what the average person reveals about their lives.…

Brothers

“Brother let me be your shelter / I’ll never leave you all alone / I can be the one you call / When you’re feelin’ low / Brother let me be your fortress / When the night winds are driving on / Be the one to light the way / Bring you home” Fourteen years ago, I had just returned from a trip to El Paso. I…

Paying the materialistic tax

Back in 2003 or 2004, I moved out of a house that I was renting for $700 a month and into a small apartment whose rent was $250 a month with all utilities included. It was part of a plan to be better off financially. I’d save and/or pay down my debts with the money I’d save from not renting…