Tagged: friendship

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The Death of a Friend

My good friend Rachel Bjorklund passed away yesterday after a car accident in Indiana. Rachel was known for her bright red hair and her quiet but acerbic wit. I met her a couple of...

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The End of Long Lost Friends

When I was twelve years old, my family moved to Michigan, and I had to say goodbye to all my friends in Dupo, Illinois. A few months later, they wrote me a packet of...

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Friendship by Proximity

When you’re a little kid, it’s easy to make friends. For the most part, your best friend is the kid next door. Or the kid who sits next to you in kindergarten class. But...

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The Dive Bar

“Can I get a Franziskaner?” “A what?” “Franziskaner,” said my friend Jerry. “Franziskaner Hefeweizen.” “I’m not familiar with that,” said the waitress, who was 30 going on 65. “What’s in it?” “It’s not a...

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Dallas is a Moveable Feast

I’m a big Ernest Hemingway fan, and while my favorite one of his books is The Sun Also Rises, I’m also a big fan of his posthumous memoir, A Moveable Feast. And in fact,...

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Another Dead-End Date

“I had a date the other night.” “Really?” “Don’t sound so surprised, Fred. It’s been known to happen.” “I didn’t mean it like that, Bob. I haven’t had a date myself in over two...

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In the Haze of the Night: Part 2

Part 1: Drunken Pancakes Part 2: Deleted Texts Part 3: Out on the Street Part 4: A Movie Ignored I checked my phone. It was ten-thirty. Another drunken text from Joey. I would have...

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In the Haze of the Night: Part 1

Part 1: Drunken Pancakes Part 2: Deleted Texts Part 3: Out on the Street Part 4: A Movie Ignored It’s two a.m. and I’m sitting at a diner, waiting for my pancakes and bacon....