Happy Mothers Day and Happy Birthday

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Dear Mother and Father, This day is a glorious one, Mother’s Day and my father’s birthday. I put a lot of thought into what the perfect gift to buy would be but I decided to write a letter instead. There are a million things to say but the most important is that I love you both dearly, and I appreciate all the support and encouragement you’ve provided, I can’t tell you how much it has … Read More

The Disaster That Brought Me To Phoenix: Part 2

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The Disaster That Brought Me To Phoenix: Part 2 “Wow, you really banged yourself up good pal,” the doctor attempted to make conversation to take my mind off what he probably assumed was the painful procedure that I was enduring. “Yeah, I guess so,” I muttered weakly. I was in no mood for conversation. I wanted only to wallow and then, hopefully, figure out some sort of solution. As the doctor finished up and presented … Read More

The Disaster That Brought Me To Phoenix: Part 1 – Stan Collins

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The Disaster That Brought Me To Phoenix – Part 1 by Stan Collins I regained consciousness in a puddle of my own blood. I could see out of only my right eye and I feared for the worst. “Where the hell am I?” I was in a daze but managed to stand myself up while dripping blood into the makeshift bowl that I made with my hands. Through one blood-drenched eye, I looked around. There … Read More

Girlfriend For The Day – Stan Collins

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Girlfriend For The Day – Stan Collins It was around 1pm on a Saturday afternoon when I reluctantly rolled myself out of bed for a business meeting at Hula’s Modern Tiki. I was restless, and drunk, and tired from a long night of excess. Indeed, the debauchery continued well into the morning and I had gotten only a handful of hours as a result of it. I didn’t bother with a shower. Instead, I splashed … Read More

The Freedom Experiment Part 2: Journey To The Ranch

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The Freedom Experiment Part 2: Journey To The Ranch One evening, after a week of indecision, interviews, drunken nights, and hungover mornings, I got an unexpected call from a friend. “Hey man, are you free for the next week?” “Well yeah, I suppose so,” I responded. Eight hours later, I was on my way to northern Nevada for what I would soon find out was a week of working on a secluded ranch on a … Read More