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The Boy in The Hornet’s Nest

Posted on November 19, 2015

Yes, the Return of the Asshole Book Club is coming (and the witch story). But during that Asshole Book Club, I told a story about one of my first real loves, and I realized it deserved a post of it’s own. I believe I’ve mentioned her before on this site (and she’ll be in the book I’m about finished with). But Dec. 1 at approximately 7:30 p.m., Central Time will be a new post, “Angela at The Store.” In the meantime, here’s a spooky pic of a Hornet’s nest I snagged on a Chicago-area trail on a gloomy autumn day. Cheers.

The Busiest Toilet in the Dorm

Posted on October 14, 2015

“Talk Bosnian to me.” It was the third time I asked Fadila to speak her native tongue into my ears. But she would have none of it as we walked through the quad on an unseasonably warm fall afternoon at our Midwest college. I was about to ask her a fourth time when I noticed her gaze off to the right and above. “Why is there always someone in that window?” she said. I knew why and I couldn’t tell her. The window in question was on the second floor of my dorm. It overlooked the quad, and it was different from other windows in that nobody appeared to ever be in them, and they never appeared to open. And when someone was in…