Category: First Person

Note: Presentation of these texts or “accounts” of “real world” “experience” from the perspective of “individuals” going about “their” “lives” should not be taken to imply an official Ordinary Times position as to the ontological status or scientifically verifiable existence of so-called “ego.”

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A Love Letter To The Blue Ridge Parkway

For most of us across the country, today was the first day it truly felt like fall. Not just because heat wasn’t breaking records like it was a game or something, but due to...

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Border Misadventures

Somehow I managed to cross the U.S.-Canadian border twice in the past week without the proper documentation.

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Adopt, Don’t Shop

I want to drive home the point that if you’re looking for a pet, you should always think to adopt first.

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I’ll Take My Pizza Ohio Valley Style…

Symposium: Not much has changed since the forties. Pizza slingers are still making DiCarlo’s Pizza the same way Primo did all those years ago up and down the Ohio Valley and beyond.

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Workin’ at the Pizza Shop

Symposium: Some of us just aren’t cut out for a career in America’s pizza-industrial complex

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Pizza In The Sticks

Symposium: Friday nights meant getting some pizza at the plaza and going home and eating it in front of the television instead of eating it at the table.

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Call Me Dr….

It has been a while since I last posted here. The last time I posted here, I had just started my PhD at the University of Warwick. This has now changed. I have officially...

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One More Slice With Andrew

Symposium: It’s not surprising the Domino’s Pizza guys got to know Andrew to the point that they would actually worry about him. Andrew was an incredibly kind person.

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That’s Amore!

So, why was I standing in a gas station convenience store next to the hot pizza slices promising never to eat pizza again?

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Oh no…it’s the Chicken Dance!

Even though the ceremonies differed, the one constant in the celebration is the wedding reception. Specifically, the music.

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Ever Heard “Hey Joe?”

I used to think that I missed out, that I was born in the wrong era when it comes to music.

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