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Tongues of Fire, Part 2

Tongues of Fire, Part 2

“I see the youth sitting over there, our precious, precious young people,” Pastor intoned as he stalked to one side of the stage, reaching out to our youth group with one grasping hand while the other clutched the mic in a chokehold.

End-of-the-movie moment

End-of-the-movie moment

There are times when I just want to burn it all down, spread my arms and wade into the sea, live forever in an end-of-the-movie moment, credits rolling…But you can’t float in the ocean forever. Because after the credits, there you are, alone in the ocean, until you drown, or something eats you, or, best …

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Tongues of Fire, Part 1

Tongues of Fire, Part 1

My mother didn’t wear a head-covering in church; our family wasn’t quite that deep into fundamentalist Christianity, but it wasn’t an uncommon sight at the churches we flitted through after Tree of Life closed down.

Irrational Fears

Irrational Fears

When you go into a public bathroom stall, and someone’s left poop in the toilet and you try to flush it, but it doesn’t all go down, but you’re in a hurry, so you just pee on top of it and try to flush it again, but it still doesn’t all go down, so you …

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Thick-legged Jersey housewives…

Thick-legged Jersey housewives…

…stride through the surf in their sun-visors and skirted bathing suits, glaring up at the dunes, finding something to complain about on a white-sand beach lined with their multi-million dollar vacation homes.