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Untold Stories

Untold Stories

Springsteen asked, “Is a dream a lie if it don’t come true,” but what happens to a story that doesn’t get told? Surely it disappears, right? Evaporates like so much dew as the sun warms the morning. But the events of that story, the lessons, do they disappear too? And the person who lived the story, who dreamed it up and made it a reality, what happens to that person, after he or she has passed on, if the story…

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I’m Still Here

I’m Still Here

I’ve started this column/post a thousand times over the past four months. In my head, at least. Getting it down on this piece of electronic paper has proven a bit more challenging. But in the spirit of all the catch phrases and self-help gurus who’ll tell you/me to just write anything, badly, rather than not write, I’m going to spout off a bunch of brackish, murky thoughts for no other reason than to (hopefully) prime the pump for the clearer,…

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Eulogy For My Mother

Eulogy For My Mother

NOTE: Please keep in mind that this was written to be spoken, so there are constructs and punctuation that aren’t exactly legit (not that I could see the punctuation through my tears). I’ve been struggling with what to say today. When I did this 27 years ago following my brother’s passing, it was clear what to do: tell a few funny Scott stories and try to lessen the pain of the moment. But I couldn’t decide what approach to take…

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