Category Archives: fear

  1. Fight Time, or Wrestling Time

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    May 2, 2012 by David Gillaspie

    You choose a sport, or the sport chooses you. Either way you’ll find out if it’s a good fit. After …
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  2. Samurai Warrior Of 13th Street, Part I

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    July 13, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    INSPIRED BY REAL EVENTS The job had lots of names, as many as the sort of people doing it. Janitor. Caretaker. …
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  3. The Hoover Administration, Circa 2011

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    July 3, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    WHICH PORTLAND IS YOUR PORTLAND The big city wasn’t always big. That includes every city in every country. Some cities look bigger, …
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  4. Obeast? No, Just Fat, Thank You

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    July 1, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    FIND SOME COMFORT HERE   Sarah McLachlan isn’t a spokesman for Weight Watchers.  She didn’t write their theme song, but she …
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  5. Mrs. Gert Boyle, Measured For Toughness

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    May 4, 2011 by David Gillaspie

    One Size Does Not Fit All A boy may look for the definition of ‘tough’ in their dad’s sock drawer. If …
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  6. The Kicker


    December 27, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    When You Least Expect It Your 2010 Holiday Season brings a boatload of surprises.  Old friends re-connect.  Family on facebook friend and un-friend, depending on …
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  7. The Face Of Spain During An Emergency


    September 20, 2010 by David Gillaspie

    (originally published on,   The best way to learn a language is to live with it. My kids …
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