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Groundhogs and their shadows

Don’t feel great tonight. Been a long not so great day. For some reason this poem I wrote about 20 years ago came to mind. Well poem is too kind. Anyway, since I didn’t start blogging until after groundhogs day, here it is. Groundhog’s Day When monkies fly, and green blood flows, and fluff lives […]

How are you feeling?

Earlier tonight I was talking with my wife and I had an epiphany. I, like everyone else, have of course heard the old stereotype that men are more logical and ladies are more emotional. Although I have seen the reverse of this true on more than one ocassion, most people I know, of both sexes, […]

Who said you can't have it all?

Have you ever found yourself in a reality that you never dreamed of? In 1998, I went through a nasty divorce. Enough said, other than I wouldn’t wish that on my worst enemy. Afterwards, I wasn’t much fun to be around. At that time I had a day job, but I also owned and operated […]

life should be in black and white

Do you like classic movies? No, wait a minute. I don’t mean movies made in the 80’s that are somehow now appearing on AMC. I definitely liked AMC better when it didn’t accept advertising. (However, they do provide entertaining horror reviews on the website thanks to Mr. Sigler.) No, I mean real classics. Movies made […]

A way with words… (part 2)

As I mentioned in part 1, my father is also an amazing orator. He has a way with words that make people want to listen to him. It isn’t that he has a volumnous vocabulary or public speaking credentials. Like my grandfather before him, he has led a straightforward hardworking life. I think perhaps the […]

A way with words… (part 1)

I was reading an article yesterday about New Zealand’s ANZAC Day, and it struck me that I have my own fair share of special remembrances. I come from a long line of verbal people. If you’ve been reading this blog, that really shouldn’t surprise you. Some of my earliest memories are of my father and grandfather […]

Black Jelly Beans

When I was in high school I had a friend that enjoyed jelly beans. They might not have been his favorite snack, but he had them enough that I noticed that he always saved the black ones for last. After a suitable time had passed he would proceed to eat the black ones as well, […]

I remember Joe

For those of you who don’t know about Joe, I encourage you to visit and click on the link for the audio at the bottom of the post. In reality, I can’t say I remember Joe personally, but the overwhelming support his rememberance has stirred in the ‘verse has been phenomenal and encouraging. My […]

Hypocrite or Actor?

This post is definitely not meant to in any way make a statement about, well, anything. Rather, it is a simple etymological study. I love words. Do you have a favorite word? I do. Defenestration. Now that is a great word. Another word I’ve always enjoyed the sound of is “hypocrisy”. Recently I decided it […]

friends were to be had

From time to time, I become a little introspective and look back on the years that make the totality of my life. This posting is meant to be neither morose nor overly sentimental, but I do reserve the right to be a bit nostalgic. I grew up in a small town. How small? Well, while […]

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