Category Archives: CHILDHOOD

KALAALLIT NUNAAT – Taking Care Of Business

It’s the question no one asked when they heard I’d be camping in the arctic in the summer of 2009. Last April, seven years later, the same topic lay fallow on the fringe of conversations concerning my dogsled trip in Ittoqqortoormiit, East Greenland. It was barely … Continue reading

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VINNIE MALONE

I am honored to have been included in the latest zine issue (#5) of Plots by Clots titled Bots & Tots, dedicated to childhood memories and growing up. My contribution, Vinnie Malone, is a work of fiction, but based on an … Continue reading

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THANKS FOR THE MEMORY

Once upon a Thanksgiving Day, the only room large enough to host the Lambo family was in my grand-parents basement that had been fitted with a second kitchen just for such occasions. The long, wood-paneled room sported a bar at the far end fashioned from the same panelling … Continue reading

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SOMEWHERE OVER THE RAINBOW…

That’s where you’d have found us on a recent midsummer’s Sunday. Although, since the pre-requisite tornado was off wreaking havoc somewhere else in the world, my sister, niece, a friend and I had to find another magical form of transportation to … Continue reading

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AROUND THE ALPS IN EIGHTY MINUTES

When Mr. Man was given the gift of a balloon ride by his co-workers for his 50th birthday I was immediately transported back in time to my eleven-year-old bedroom. I could see myself lying in bed, pillow fluffed behind my head … Continue reading

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THE SWORD IN THE LAMP

Today, the saber wielding mad scientist from my childhood dream of becoming a heroic do-gooder has been awakened from its decades long slumber in the depths of my sub-conscious mind by a lamp. Yes, a lamp. Not the genie in … Continue reading

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GOBLINS, GHOULS…and OREOS?

It seems to me that every year retailers begin selling their holiday wares a month earlier than they did the year before. At the rate they are going, by 2020 we’ll be spinning dreidels and decking our halls with holly … Continue reading

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