Author Archives: Brian McCarrel

About Brian McCarrel

I am the late, great middle class working stiff that is the framework of society. Notice I didn't say foundation, that would indicate my ego was over sized. I (like many of you) am a victim of my own desire to be what those around us think we should be. But more on that later ... And excuse the grammar, I'm NOT a professional.


Oh, the irony of it all. A fifty-something guy blabbering on and on about minimalism. I throw out words like like those guys in Las Vegas trying to hand you the ads for strip clubs. Four or five hundred words … Continue reading

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They don’t wear condoms in porn

Alright, so I apologize for the title, but it all relates to another interesting conversation that took place recently. Most of us (yours truly included) seem to desire a certain amount of thrill in our lives. Some watch James Bond … Continue reading

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Just not happy

I was recently had a conversation with a great friend. She is somebody that I respect very much, and held the belief that she was a happy and stable person. I knew she took medication for anxiety. She mentioned to … Continue reading

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Fra la la la la

Well, it’s that time of year again. I was speaking with a good friend yesterday. We were discussing the various unique aspects of the holiday season. Shopping, decorations, parties, and the general insanity that comes with this time of year … Continue reading

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You can never have too many

Recently a good friend returned from that home-of-good-feelings-for-a-price Disneyland. She shared dozens upon dozens of pictures and some great stories as well. We laughed and discussed all things related to Mr. Mouse and those things that happen on theme-park vacations. … Continue reading

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A test from God – Part II

Thank you, dear reader, for returning to my yarn of adventure and survival in the great wilderness. When you last heard from me I was battling incredible odds through a tortuous mountain storm in conditions so bleak most men would … Continue reading

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A test from God – Part I

In case you haven’t noticed, the times they are a-changin. Accord to Mr Dylan, Come gather ’round people Wherever you roam And admit that the waters Around you have grown And accept it that soon You’ll be drenched to the … Continue reading

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