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I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED

A teenager listening to their parents? Why that’s absurd! Just wouldn’t be normal––a definite pubescent taboo. And, as a teen, I often complied with my adolescent obligation. With the arctic cold spell that’s currently enveloping my area, one episode stands out from the rest––an occasion when I really shouldn’t have argued with my mom and… Continue reading I SHOULD HAVE LISTENED

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MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

On this Christmas Eve, I wanted to share a post that related to this magical time of the year. One of the things that popped into my mind was a poem that I wrote while living in Colorado. At the time––and due to the influence of a western entertainer, Montana cowboy, and a great friend… Continue reading MERRY CHRISTMAS 2017

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Women’s League

The best laid plans… Yep, my intent was to have my blog completed on time, but, another day, perhaps. Sometime, things just don’t gel the way you expect. Such is life. In the meantime, allow me to share one of the poems from my COYOTE MOON collection, one that, under the circumstances, seems a tad… Continue reading Women’s League

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THE SLED

Recent cold temperatures and the unusual snowfall that blanketed the south, reminded me of childhood winter adventures–one in particular–and a departed, old friend. Although the story is a tad lengthy, enjoy. And thanks for stopping by. THE SLED Creating a family chronicle was a favorite pastime of my parents. Not too much was written, but… Continue reading THE SLED

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LOVE TALK

Like many writers and comedians, I often seem to use my wife as scapegoat in my blog posts. In fact, my wife is a wonderful person. Life would be miserable without her. But she’s also a good sport, which is why I get by with some of the not-always-complimentary pictures I paint of her in… Continue reading LOVE TALK

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Toilet Seats and the American Male

The other day my wife and I entered into a discussion prompted by me leaving the pantry door wide-open for the umpteenth time. Shortly after my obvious neglect, she walked by the gaping portal, stopped dead in her tracks, then turned toward me. “May I ask you something? Is there any particular reason why you… Continue reading Toilet Seats and the American Male

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WORD PLAY

One of the creative exercises my mentor used in her class was based upon an annual word play contest run in the Washington Post “Style Invitational” humor column. The challenge is to take any common word––one that can be found in the dictionary––then add, subtract, or alter one letter in in that word to form… Continue reading WORD PLAY