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We Gotta Love Our Peeps While We Still Have Them

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You know how sometimes you’re talking about ‘cat burglers’ and you misspeak, saying ‘cat burgers’ instead, and you’re in a restaurant so you just keep talking about ‘cat burgers’ and the wait staff is getting antsy and just hopes you leave soon? You know how sometimes you’re sitting on a beach in South Carolina and […]

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Happy Birthday, Nick

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For 8 years Nick was an important part of my life. Every day. We did amazingly fun things together. We helped each other through sad times. He would show up at my door, nearly force me into his car, and take me on adventures. He would call me in the middle of the night to play […]

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Nick Messare 1966-2014

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Niko, Since my heart is now broken, be sure to take a piece of it with you as you go. Your friendship, at a time when I needed it most, played a huge part in making me the person I am today. My life would not have been the same if I hadn’t met you. […]

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Good-bye Nick: The Garden Won’t Be The Same

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Even though technology and the internet and the 24-hour-news cycle has made our world faster and more sophisticated, it is still something to note that so many of us still seem compelled to dig up a patch in our yard and set down some seeds. There is a satisfaction and contentment in getting our hands […]

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“Your Eyes Are So Beautiful. Come. Meet My Parents.”

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First of all, yes, I understand the hair IS a problem, but hey!  We all looked something like this – it was the 70s! My old friend, Keith, died in his late 20s and I’ve been remembering him lately.  His birthday just passed, and coincidentally I found some old photos of high school friends while […]

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