Thursday, May 08, 2008


The new issue of Truckin' is out. Dr. Pauly was nice enough to include one of my stories. It was tough to write, but I needed to get it off my chest. I never really talked about the "dark side" of being in Iraq, because I'm generally an upbeat person. Even The Wife was a little surprised when she read about this experience.

Truckin' - May 2008, Vol. 7, Issue 5

Welcome to our 72nd issue of Truckin'!

1. Sundays by Paul McGuire
I held four crappy jobs and had to work on Sundays at an art museum. Most of the time, I got baked in the parking lot and just stood around making sure the post-church and post-brunch crowd kept their grubby mitts off the paintings... More

2. Prison Justice by Dr. Chako
Hateem's crime must have been grave. They broke his ankles and elbows, of course. What happened next is beyond human understanding. At least five executioners must be involved. After the arms and legs, you'd think Hateem's spirit would be broken, but you'd be wrong. They must be swift. From the time the gag comes out, the screaming must be intolerable... More

3. Egotistical: Three Examples by Sean Lovelace
The radio was playing angry girl bands. I love and have always loved angry girl bands. They have what I call fuck you. Also I was waiting on a girl. A cute bra-less girl who would soon leap off a balcony... More

4. High School Reunion by Johnny Hughes
He kept asking me if I remembered people which I didn't, but he told me all about them anyway. No one would ever forget Bobby, especially me. Now the most mellow guy in West Texas had a license to carry a hand gun... More

5. Ode to.... by Dusty Rhodes
Death is natural. We will all die and we will all have friends and family that die. It is a hard thing to deal with but it has to be done. People cry, people act strong, people try to empathize but can't truly understand what it is that you are going through. Our experiences are all different but I can't imagine anyone who likes dealing with these things... More


The Sister said...

Jesus bro.

Uncle Bracelet said...

Wow. Well done, doc.

Proud to have you on Team Bracelet.

Dr. Pauly said...

Thanks for sharing, Doc.

The Poker Enthusiast said...

Wow...I can't imagine seeing the things you've seen on a regular basis.