No answers here.

Religion has always been a large part of my family life. My father was ordained a deacon in the Roman Catholic church in 1983, when I was eleven years old. He and my mother spent the three years prior to that attending seminary several nights a week, and before they ever made that decision they […]

There, I’ve got it all sorted!

One by one, my vices have fallen by the wayside. Used to smoke, yes indeed. Smoked in college, first cloves, then regular cigarettes, then cloves for a long time. In fact if offered one today I wouldn’t turn it down, but it’s such an occasional thing it doesn’t count – like a free sample at […]

The ones that got away.

When I was a senior in high school, my friends and I liked to take the D.C. Metro down into Georgetown. We would go down and have lunch and mainly window-shop, because Georgetown isn’t exactly known for its bargain basement deals. My favorite thing to window-shop for was boots. There were a few good boot […]

Closing Time

Over the years alcohol and I have had a very on-again, off-again relationship. I don’t often examine it but for the early years of my adolescence (by which I mean “until I was about 23”) I was fairly prudish and had some very conventional ideas about how life should go. They were basically modeled on […]