I Recall


Full Collection Index

These stories are autobiographical essays about growing up.  Yes, they are essentially memoirs but I promise you, they’re not normal ones. Most memoirs are boring data dumps.  These stories are designed to be entertaining. Each one meets these guidelines:

  1. Short. 3000 words or less to result in 10 minute reads or less for most readers
  2. Autobiographical. Expect some fun hyperbole, but these stories actually happened.
  3. Entertaining or moving somehow with no boring data dumps
  4. Written in first-person and kind of rowdy, often told from the perspective of a very young boy trying to figure out the world, or as if two friends were sharing and laughing over drinks
  5. Clean with almost no adult language or scenes
  6. As visual as I can make them so you are left feeling like you witnessed each story first hand
Grammar School    ( 14 Stories )
     The Indoor Tsunami Adventure
     The Invention of the Sauna
     The Dark Cave Adventure
     The Giant Inner Tube Adventure
     The Poppies are Back
     The Insurance Company Adventure
     The Battle with My Dad Adventure
     The Buckeye Adventure
     The Tree Tag Adventure
     The Eucalyptus Sprouts Adventure
     IDK, What Do You Want To Do
     Scarfing & Smashing Coins
     A Pet From the Wild
     A Shot Between Friends

Junior High (AKA, Middle) School    ( 12 Stories )
      A Dog and Her Boy
      The Boomerang Adventure
      The Rock Quarry Adventure
      The 1st Bully Adventure
      The 2nd Bully Adventure
      The Unicycle Adventure
      New Driver Adventures
      First Long Gun
      The Art of Surviving Sisters
      Ballistic Buddies Adventures
      The Treetop Adventure
      My Penngrove Pivot

High School    ( 12 Stories )
       The Storm Drain Adventure
       The Chainsaw Adventure
       The T-Swing Adventure
       The Capacitor Adventure
       The Scary Night Adventure
       The Prom Date Adventure
       Adventures in Trespassing
       The Foggy Hike Adventure
       Recalling a Great Friendship
       What Shape is the Ball? 
       The Suffering Of A Young Autodidact
       Water Adventures 

Trade School    ( 6 Stories )
      The Better Grade Incident
       The Commuter Horseplay Incidents
       A Surprise Dinner Date Adventure
       The Favorite Author Incident
       Don't Worry. Brie Happy.
       Of Crashes and Christmas 

Career and College    ( 15 Stories )
       First Professional Job
       Learning to Scuba
       The Most Audacious Birthday Gift
       Helping Her Reach Higher
       The Speleological Spiderman Incidents
       The Kid Bomb Incident
       Rich Mental Meals
       The Spice of Life
       Staying Alive in Death Valley
       The Gravity of Medical Chaos
       My One Cat Story
       Kneading A Good Friend
       A Song from On High
       Adventures in the Ship’s Tanks
       The Bridge Toll Incident 

Married    ( 7 Stories )
       My Big Accomplishment
       My Rowdy Approach to Giving Exams
       Considering the Fear of Heights
       A Manic Mannequin Memory
       An Unforgettable 10th Anniversary
       Suffer Not The Children
       A Simple Drink with Friends 

Married With Children    ( 10 Stories )
       Welcoming Our First Born
       Favorite Memory of a Baby Girl
       My Childbirth Deception Stunt
       A Unique Christmas Ornament
       A Life and Breath Event
       One Child's View of Economics
       Jacquie’s Story
       The Carrot Corn Pancake Incident
       Home Schooling Moms and Dads
       Avoiding the Raad Trip to Hell

Shallow Nesting    ( 4 Stories )
       The Eddies of Work & The Taste of Words
       We Never Forget Our First . . .
       A Heritage of Ice Cream 
       The Net Worth of a Squirrel

Total Stories: 80