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“Raking” My Point

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When I was a kid, we lived next door to a family with two boys. The older boy – I’ll call him Philip – was my age, and his younger sibling was my sister’s age. The four of us got along pretty well. Most of the time.Continue reading “Raking” My Point

Devil’s Night: A Detroit Cultural Phenomenon

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The night before Halloween is a region-specific phenomenon found only in the Detroit area. It is called Devil’s Night. I grew up in the suburbs of Detroit, and Devil’s Night was (and still is) a time of extra vigilance for the police on the lookout for an upsurge in arson and other kinds of vandalism.Continue reading Devil’s Night: A Detroit Cultural Phenomenon

Scaring The !@#$% Out Of Myself: Again, Part III

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So one day, it occurred to me that I had never seen the classic Stanley Kubric horror film, The Shining, starring Jack Nicholson and Shelley Duvall.  I decided that this was wrong and that I needed to correct it.  I rented it from the local video store – this was years before Netflix.  I think this may have been back in the VHS Age when everyone was practically Amish, so the picture quality wasn’t all that great, but since this was before the availability of DVDs, we didn’t know any better.Continue reading Scaring The !@#$% Out Of Myself: Again, Part III

Scaring The !@#$% Out Of Myself: Again, Part II

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Thanks to my nephew, I got into portable gaming a while ago and had purchased a Nintendo DSi.  A new game was coming out called Dementium:  The Ward, and I wanted to play it.  I waited eagerly for its release date and drove to a local gaming store to buy myself a copy.Continue reading Scaring The !@#$% Out Of Myself: Again, Part II

Scaring The !@#$% Out Of Myself: Again

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Apparently, I didn’t scare myself badly enough when I was a kid out in the cabin of our family pickup truck all alone reading The Ghost of Dibble Hollow. Oh, no!  I did it again, but this time, I was a grown up (legally, anyway) and living on my own.  You would think that would necessarily imply that I would make wiser choices… And you would be wrong.Continue reading Scaring The !@#$% Out Of Myself: Again

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