Category Archives: Salted Truths

Bonding Part One: Two Choices She Made That Made Me

Even though I lived with her, I didn’t know who my Mother was until I was eight-years old. That was one of the main rules of the Commune / Collective / Cult I grew up in: the kids are everyone’s … Continue reading

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A mostly rhetorical question regarding the sanctity of marriage

(b) Marriage is inherently a unique relationship between a man and a woman. As a matter of public policy, this state [Alabama] has a special interest in encouraging, supporting, and protecting this unique relationship in order to promote, among other … Continue reading

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Drinking water from a tin cup

I love drinking cold water from a tin cup. One afternoon, when I was ten or eleven, my grandfather took my brother and I on a walk into the thick forest down the slope away from the farm house. He … Continue reading

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Okay

There are no absolutes in blogging. You can start a blog about knitting then, three months later, add a regular feature about Norwegian Death Metal. Not a big deal, because it’s your blog and it’s free and, really, why the … Continue reading

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Friday Conversations With My Psychiatrist

I’ve learned a great deal in my discussions with my psychiatrist. Which is good, because we’ve been meeting regularly for four years now… mostly for an hour every second Friday afternoon. So it occurred to me after a meeting last … Continue reading

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Setting Fire To My Father’s Paper Trail

“…my father believed he was a great man who was in the middle of a great revolution, and things get sacrificed during revolutions. Like family…. The truth is pretty simple, however, my father told lies that corrupted and nearly killed … Continue reading

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