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Understanding Poetry

June 19, 2018
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My wife is taking a poetry class this year, so I, being a writer, decided to take a crack at writing poetry myself. Why didn’t someone stop me? Thank goodness I’m better at prose. Thank…

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Can’t get blood from a turnip, but they got a whole bag full from me

May 9, 2018
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My oldest daughter approached me with a simple request: Her twins were being asked to bring someone to their school to donate blood. You want to do something for your grandkids. After all, they’re your…

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Tornado Season–Twisted Twisters, or: Breaking Winds

April 27, 2018
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Some say the best advice you can give people when it comes to tornadoes is to keep your insurance paid up and update your will. I prefer to be a little more optimistic. Still, my…

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The Dog Ate My Homework

April 14, 2018
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Here in dispatch we got all sorts of goodies this year in honor of Public Safety Telecommunications Week, much of it in the form of food from various appreciative members of the public. I especially…

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Singing Up a Spring

April 4, 2018
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Hey, I wrote a song! It’s not a great song … but then, I’m not a great song writer. There are two problems: First, I meant it to be humorous, but it comes off as…

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Big Medical Words, or: Holy Bovine, What’s Wrong With Me?

April 1, 2018
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Well, bad news on the medical front, as I went to the doctor Wednesday and was diagnosed with bilateral Eustachian salpingitis, which has effected my balance and hearing a little. He gave me a shot…

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A Great Day For a Grass Fire

March 20, 2018
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Sunday was a great day for a grass fire. No, not that kind of grass, although wildland fires can make your day go to pot. It’s that time of year. People get cabin fever, and…

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My Alma Mater’s Girls’ Basketball Team—State Champs!

February 28, 2018
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I seldom pay much attention to sports, but when a team from your alma mater wins the high school regional girls’ basketball title … (By the way, alma mater means “nourishing mother” … I didn’t…

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Olympic sized thoughts

February 22, 2018
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(These aren’t really Olympic sized thoughts–just small thoughts on the Olympics.)   It was nice that benevolent dictator Kim Jong-un let his cheerleaders out of the country to attend the Olympics, along with his sister.…

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In Praise of Snow Plows

February 18, 2018
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I live on a state highway, so I generally wait to shovel my front sidewalk until after the plows have gone through. (Okay, the neighbor’s been snow blowing my front sidewalk, having apparently taken pity…

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