Tag Archives: NEPA

The End of the Mall Rat

Note: This story originally published on TheBlot.com on March 17, 2015.  I was an ’80s kid and a ’90s teenager, so I know a thing or two about being a mall rat. Oh, don’t know what that is because you’re … Continue reading

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Somewhere that’s not New York

Standing in line reading Bukowski waiting to board the bus that’ll take me back home to Pennsylvania  to childhood to be taken care of.  The meth heads,  with their pierced faces and gaunt eye sockets,  line up somewhere behind me … Continue reading

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Tackling a sensitive topic

“What is written without effort is in general read without pleasure.” Samuel Johnson I am one of those writers who agonizes over the words I type. It doesn’t matter if it’s a short, snappy blurb or a long, 2,000-word feature story. If … Continue reading

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