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Carpet Store In Portsmouth
- A port and naval base on the southern coast of England; pop. 175,000. The naval dockyard was established here in 1496
- a port town in southeastern New Hampshire on the Atlantic Ocean
- A commercial and naval city in southeastern Virginia, on Hampton Roads, west of Norfolk; pop. 100,565
- a port city in southeastern Virginia on the Elizabeth River opposite Norfolk; naval base; shipyards
- Portsmouth is a city located in the ceremonial county of Hampshire on the south coast of England. Portsmouth is the United Kingdom's only island city, being mainly located on Portsea Island. The City of Portsmouth and Portsmouth Football Club are both nicknamed Pompey.
- A historic port city in southeastern New Hampshire, on the Piscataqua River, off the Atlantic Ocean; pop. 20,784
- A large rug, typically an oriental one
- rug: floor covering consisting of a piece of thick heavy fabric (usually with nap or pile)
- A thick or soft expanse or layer of something
- form a carpet-like cover (over)
- A floor or stair covering made from thick woven fabric, typically shaped to fit a particular room
- A quantity or supply of something kept for use as needed
- keep or lay aside for future use; "store grain for the winter"; "The bear stores fat for the period of hibernation when he doesn't eat"
- a supply of something available for future use; "he brought back a large store of Cuban cigars"
- A retail establishment selling items to the public
- shop: a mercantile establishment for the retail sale of goods or services; "he bought it at a shop on Cape Cod"
Augusten Burroughs, David Sedaris, and David Rakoff have all produced winning memoirs of their demented, alternately heartrending and sidesplitting late- twentieth-century American childhoods. Now, first-time author Eric Poole joins their ranks with his chronicle of a childhood gone hilariously and heartbreakingly awry in the Midwest of the 1970s. From the age of eight through early adolescence, Poole sought refuge from his obsessive-compulsive mother, sadistic teachers, and sneering schoolyard thugs in the Scotchgarded basement of his family's suburban St. Louis tract house. There, emulating his favorite TV character, Endora from Bewitched, he wrapped himself in a makeshift caftan and cast magical spells in an effort to maintain control over the rapidly shifting ground beneath his feet. But when a series of tragic events tested Eric's longstanding belief that magic can vanquish evil, he began to question the efficacy of his incantations, embarking on a spiritual journey that led him to discover the magic that comes only from within.
Josh Kilmer-Purcell and Eric Poole: Author One-on-One
Josh Kilmer-Purcell is the bestselling author of the memoirs The Bucolic Plague and I Am Not Myself These Days, the novel Candy Everybody Wants, and the star of Planet Green's documentary television series The Fabulous Beekman Boys. He and his partner, Brent Ridge, divide their time between Manhattan and the Beekman Farm. Recently he sat down with Eric Poole to discuss their work. Read the resulting interview below, or turn the tables to see what happened when Eric interviewed Josh.
Josh: Is your mother still terrorizing you? And if so, does she do it slower now?
Eric: Fortunately, she has her original hips, so I can outrun her. But she’s a completely different person now. Oh, she still vacuums the garage, but I haven’t heard her go ballistic over a kitchen infraction (Why, God, why is there water in this sink?!) in decades. Although this is purely a hypothesis since we prefer to speculate wildly rather than ask, my sister and I think that Mother’s behavior when we were young stemmed from perhaps not wanting children, at least at the young age she had us. She wanted to be a career woman, like Gloria Steinem, but without all the protesting and ponchos. But that wasn’t what you did in the 60’s. Anyway, she’s absolutely amazing now. A sensational mother. People can change.
Josh: As a young boy, with the help of a bedspread, you believed you were a witch. Exactly how did that work?
Eric: I found this old white bedspread in the back of a closet; and I would stand in the basement––when no one was home, naturally, since all I needed was for somebody to find this out––close my eyes, and wave my arms like Endora from Bewitched. And voila, my miserable world would change. Not always as fast as Endora’s. And not always the way I had asked. But––at least in the beginning––it really did seem to change.
Josh: So you idolized – and emulated - Endora from Bewitched. Granted, she had the sassiest lines, but come on, she was a middle-aged broad in a caftan. Why Endora?
Eric: She was Darth Vader with Dippity Do. She took no prisoners. And I desperately wanted to co-opt that fearlessness. (The makeup and big hair, not so much.)
Josh: You used a bedspread as a magical cape. Did you ever consider bedazzling it to up the glam factor?
Eric: Are you kidding? I had to hide that thing behind a rocker in the basement. I couldn’t take the chance on rhinestones reflecting the light. Besides, I wasn’t trying to be Liberace, just a simple, everyday, all-powerful witch.
Josh: As you got older, your belief in magic morphed into the idea that magic is actually “miracles” that come from God. Do you still believe in magic, and if so, does that mean Jesus is a warlock?
Eric: I’m not touching that last part with a ten foot bible. Yes, I do still believe in magic, but I believe that it’s something that comes from within. I like to think of it as believing in yourself, with a dollop of help from God/The Universe/[your higher power here].
Josh: You spent a lot of time getting bullied. Why did you make them hit you?
Eric: I’m sure if you met me, you’d want to hit me, too.
Josh: Do you ever worry that people you wrote about will hunt you down and kill you? (I personally have a delightful collection of restraining orders.)
Eric: A few have already tried. I’m writing this from a secure location.
Josh: Your book is hilarious; but there are also moments that are incredibly moving, like when you lose your family friend to cancer. Do you think real life is sort of like that, careening from the hilariously awkward to the tragically sad?
Eric: Yes. Often in the same day. I was at a funeral recently, laughing with some friends at all the hilarious things our friend had done in his short life, when I suddenly saw his mother lean over the closed casket, put her cheek to the lid, and whisper quietly to her dead son. Whew. Life is full of whipsaw turns. You gotta hold on tight for the ride.
Josh: You have such compassion for the people who were horrible to you. Is it because you're looking back at the experience? Did you actually want them dead at the time?
Eric: I can enjoy imagining a fiery car crash as much as the next person, but I’ve just always had this desire for benevolence, this belief that if you treat people kindly, they will eventually treat you the same way. Although this seems to work better on some people than others.
Josh: Is it true that your book is being developed as a TV series, and if so, is there a part for my alter ego, Aqua?
Eric: Yes, it is, but casting could be an issue. Although a few of my teachers did have questionable gender identities, and probably a few more drank on the job, I don’t recall any of them wearing bustiers with live goldfish in them. But really, that would have made science class infinitely more interesting.
Gymnasium, Portsmouth Grammar School
With the 'Old Hall' no longer in existence, the gymnasium now forms the main venue for exams, as seen here. Recent renovations include removal of the wall bars, adding a sports carpet to the floor and extending the area by including the store and office.
Hovercraft at Portsmouth hoverport - this service runs - or should that be hovers- between portsmouth and Ryde on the Isle of Wight.
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This stylish shoe has a waterproof leather upper with secure-fit leather Achilles support to keep you comfortable no matter how much of the urban jungle you have to hike through. The moisture wicking synthetic lining of the Keen Men's Portsmouth keeps your foot dry while the semi-aggressive lugs hold you securely to wet, oily surfaces. The removable multi density metatomical cushioning footbed will keep you comfortable throughout the day on terrain that could otherwise be punishment for your feet. Bad weather doesn't demand bulky, heavy hiking boots; all that is required are the Men's Portsmouth from Keen....
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