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Jan.02.2014
  It is an oasis. They don’t have a state yet. A national flag, yes and they fly it with pride after a century of not being able to. Their own distinct language, yes they have it. They are a place of hope. Christians from Baghdad and Basra find refuge here. Kurds escaping relentless...
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Dec.26.2013
Returning to new places is never an easy thing. This is especially  true  when it is a completely foreign land that is completely familiar through family myth and 24 hour news television. My mind tried not to wander as I looked out window. Not true, it tries to wander because it is become...
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Aug.08.2013
Packing is something I have gotten progressively worse at as I got older. I first started as an underpacker, packing far less than I actually needed and often had to buy more, then as time progressed and things got worse I became an overpacker packing far more than one human being could ever u se...
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Aug.04.2013
“Now I know why you blond today. Thank you for pointing out the obvious.” Once again I am down the rabbit hole and  now I am stuck in my dream with two literary devices. Even my dreams are rebelling against me. The once safe haven of the past two years has been grossly violated. “You should...
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Aug.04.2013
I looked at the clock. 27:10.  Great ,wonderful my funny in the head math thing is acting up again. Math dyslexia (dyscalculia) has been one of the biggest things I have struggled with my whole life. It is a strange little beast. When I working on ambulances  saving lives, checking pulses...
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Aug.03.2013
I have a feeling. At first I thought it was me slipping into a deep depression. Depression has been a very confusing place for me. Not only do I feel  like I am struggling to make it day to day , that is normal for someone who is suffering from depression, but it is also when I do my best work...
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Jul.21.2013
I remember when I was about 25 or 26 years old and a close family member promised he would get me Hank Aaron’s autograph. For those of you who don’t know who Hank Aaron is, it would be to be to simplistic to call him the best baseball player ever. It would be simplistic, yet true, to call him the...
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Jul.20.2013
Right now I am engaged in a battle of unimaginable proportions (see folks we can describe something that is bigger than ‘large’ and not use the word ‘epic’)  between me and the interweb. One of the promises I made for myself. In the blue corner weighing in a slim and trim (round) two hundred...
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Jul.19.2013
There is something  about standing on the edge of complete disaster that really opens up someone to the truths about his life. I wonder if this is what alcoholics refer to as a moment of clarity. I was sitting here today going through the parts of my life that , had I spent  thirty...
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Jul.18.2013
The ending is the toughest part of any good novel or television show. Star Wars pulled it off, so did Gone With the Wind. But they are the only two examples I can think of. How then, one should ask, can anyone pull off  a good ending in life. Oh no, please don’t worry, my life isn’t going to...