Category Archives: UmBiPMaD Stories

Proof Of The Life Of Brian And How It Saved Mine

I have a large collection of Blues music, but it came to me mostly by accident and from only one source. At the beginning of my College journalism program we were assigned a local celebrity. We had three months to … Continue reading

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Living Off The Avails Of Others Part Three A Hand Full Of Pennies

I’m all right Jack, Keep your hands off my stack… $72 bucks in quarters — photo by Me, March 24, 2008 . “Money”; Pink Floyd Let me know if the YouTube isn’t available. . “So there was my mom, finally … Continue reading

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Living Off The Avails Of Others Part One The Monster In The Room

Just a place I passed on the way home — Photo by Me, Dec. 18, 2007 . “Sweet Dreams”; Marilyn Manson Let me know if the video isn’t available. . This is going to be a series of posts on … Continue reading

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Reaching The One Hundred Post Mark And Looking Back At My Recovery So Far

. . This is my one hundredth post. Which is kind of cool. Coming to this marker this quick has kind of surprised me considering I only wrote eight posts from January until May of last year. My math skills … Continue reading

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Rhetorical Question

This man fathered three sons… but none of us call him father — photo by Me . “National Disgrace”; Atmosphere Let me know if the YouTube’s missing… . . . Do you miss your father? Sometimes it feels like there’s … Continue reading

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Totally Inappropriate Salted Humour Day: Welcome To Frontier Lodge Part Two

Stuff I Learnt At God Camp Part Two: Little Notes Can Lead To Big Blasphemy When you’re on lunchtime juice duty at a two-week all boys Christian camp and your counsellor, a juice guzzling passive aggressive asshole, sends you to … Continue reading

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