What you’re buying into here are a series of 13 essays I posted as 35 blog entries to my website between the end of 2005 and just before the November 2010 election. Most of the first 32 were published weekly throughout 2006 and are organized around 13 distinct themes; the last three were random, and later. My personal therapy will be your burden--and amusement.
Pregnant at 16, Renee Goodchild drops out of school and marries. Now she’s trapped in rural Texas with Kenny, her violent, garbage-collecting husband. A bleak future seems assured until she meets self-appointed relationship guru, Pearly.
Highway America is a must-read trucking and travel guide for anyone wanting to drive across America or work as an interstate trucker. Peter Blakeborough, a native of New Zealand, recounts his life on the road with humor and graphic detail.
For many years, he didn’t hear from his father. Now he receives news that his father is dead. He sets for a quick trip to see the only thing left behind—the car he remembered so well from his childhood.
However, not everything goes according to plan, and gradually he slides into a new darker life.
A short story.