Category Archives: autobiography

“Travelogue – 001: Evergreen Lanes, Everett, WA”

Since our younger daughter was in middle school, she’s enjoyed competing in bowling tournaments. (She’s 19 now.) As such, we’ve traveled to about a thousand bowling centers all around the West Coast. This weekend was the 2017 Washington State USBC … Continue reading

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“Thoughts on the ‘Pain Induced Marathon’: The Morning After (30)” by Richard F. Yates

When one peddles in the absurd, when one deals in banalities and micro-concepts, when one pushes that boulder up the hill only to watch is tumble back down, there will always be a certain element of resistance to the idea … Continue reading

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“Ruined (04)” by yr

Ruined my wrists and knees while skateboarding. (I was more of a crasher than a rider.) Ruined my back as a DJ (50 pound speakers + stairs = Pop! then pain…) Ruined my ankles playing tennis. (“He peddles back after … Continue reading

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“Why I am Not a Christian” by Richard F. Yates

I grew up in a 50-50 household: Mom was religious, Dad did not seem to be (and, later, Step-Dad didn’t seem to be, or at the very least preferred football to sermons.) Mom made me go to church from the … Continue reading

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“The Ill” by Richard F. Yates

Suffering from an extreme case of “Mallard Nose.” —Richard F. Yates

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“Obligatory January 1st Post – 7 Things I’m Happy About” by Richard F. Yates

There are a few things that are certain in this world, none particularly pleasant, so when good things happen to cross your path, it’s best to go with them for as long as you can. Good thing #1: Still alive. … Continue reading

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“I Lost the Plot a Few Miles Back” by Richard F. Yates

Autobiography is a tricky thing, especially when you’re a scatterbrained weirdo with no point to share! If this sounds interesting, or if you wonder, sometimes WHY DOES THIS GUY KEEP DOING THESE THINGS???, then try reading this new blog, where … Continue reading

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