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Mother’s Day.

Once in a while, I will reprint my weekly column on this site. I kind of run hot and cold on this practice and my mood usually centers around whether or not I think I might eventually get up the … Continue reading

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An attempt at a Christmas letter.

Again this year, Susie asked me to send Holiday greetings to our friends with E-mail accounts. As with last year, I still hesitate to do this, figuring our friends are at least worth the price of a Christmas Card and … Continue reading

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The #1 World History Event in my lifetime.

For those of you who do not subscribe to the Mooresville, Martinsville or Loogootee, Indiana newspapers, I am attaching a copy of the text for my column for this week. The end of the world’s Camelot and the beginning of … Continue reading

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road trip part four – turn loose of that girl, pilgrim.

Being a small town guy at heart, I have always been suspicious of gambling towns such as Reno; denizens of evil as it were. Naturally, I was on the alert when I encountered the subject of last week’s column which … Continue reading

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Welcome to the world of collecting.

It’s early (for me) on a cool, crisp beautiful Sunday morning. The sun is trying and succeeding at peeking through the trees surrounding our porch. My wife, Susie, is sleeping in but I don’t know how since our dog, Poco, … Continue reading

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And now comes the hard part.

For those of you who were not aware, I have been in the hospital since last tuesday awaiting surgery on my gallbladder but because I am on a bloodthinner due to my atrial fibrillation issues, I had to wait several … Continue reading

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Signs of impending old age – #34

My last column in June turned out to be a struggle for me to write. Most of the time, the nonsense seems to just flow from my psyche but for some reason, this one did not. It seemed jerky and … Continue reading

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The things I learn – #231.

This morning at breakfast, I learned, after 49 years, that my wife, Susie does not like the word ‘sop’ as in “Would you like a piece of toast to sop up that egg yellow?” After 49 years, she tells me … Continue reading

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Mother’s Day, 2013

Ten years ago, I wrote a Mother’s Day column. When I wrote it, my brother and sister were alive to enjoy what I had to say. Today, I’ve pulled the column out of my archives but now I’m the only … Continue reading

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A scary time.

A couple of weeks ago, Susie and I took our granddaughter on an outing. It was sort of a self serving trip because I remember how much I enjoyed learning history and since she is getting old enough to appreciate … Continue reading

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