bitter pill

When I was a little kid, I couldn't swallow pills. Not even little ones. They would stick in my throat, their bitterness spreading on my tongue, and I just could not swallow them down. Couldn't do it. So my mom, being the nice and amazing lady that she is, would stick a pill in a…

the fog of storytelling

When I was a teenager, I lived near a small lake. Remember when I told you about seeing a UFO? Yeah, that lake. Well, I owned a canoe during that time, a big blue one. Had a lot of fun, paddling around, exploring, fishing, sometimes alone and often with friends. Early one morning (like pre-dawn…

easy for me to say, part 3

Previously, on memoirs of an unremarkable man: "easy for me to say, part 1", I wrote about why "I am about as privileged an individual can be in the United States of America." https://unremarkableman.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/easy-for-me-to-say-part-1/ "easy for me to say, part 2", I wrote about some of the ways that privilege has influenced my life. https://unremarkableman.wordpress.com/2016/11/11/easy-for-me-to-say-part-2/ It's…

easy for me to say, part 2

Previously, on memoirs of an unremarkable man: "easy for me to say, part 1", I wrote about the reasons "I am about as privileged an individual can be in the United States of America." https://unremarkableman.wordpress.com/2016/11/10/easy-for-me-to-say-part-1/ But how am I privileged? What do I get out of it? Probably a lot more than I realize, but…