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Pulling The Horse Muscle, or Break In the Saddle Again

November 12, 2018
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“Would you like to go on a trail ride?” my wife asked in August. (Yeah, I know. It’s taken me this long to recover from the emotional trauma enough to write about it.) Do you…

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Clamping Down on Glamping

October 21, 2018
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Have you heard of glamping? Apparently it means glam camping, which in turns means glamorous camping, which in turn means camping in luxury and style. This continued shortening of words and terms is the topic…

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Linemen Are Always Wired Up

October 13, 2018
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I heard a noise this summer and looked around the corner to find a truck parked in my back yard. A lot of the utility workers from around here are down in the southeast right…

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Maybe for vacation we should book a hospital room

September 1, 2018
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Right after Labor Day we’ll be on “vacation”. The quotes are because our vacations in recent years have been of the kind people need a vacation to recover from. My wife or I–or both–have been…

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Game of Thrones, or: Reviewing War and Peace, but with no peace and ten times the war

August 17, 2018
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So … you’ve probably heard of this book, which has garnered some moderate success from an otherwise unknown author by the name of George R. R. Martin. Long-winded fantasy? Who does that anymore? My wife…

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At Least Government Waste Keeps Taxpayers Entertained

August 2, 2018
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Earlier I gave the first ten a list I found some time ago, of 20 of the craziest things the US Government spent money on. I’m sure there’s been another list since then. In tribute…

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The Federal Budget Process, or Lack Therof

July 15, 2018
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How sad is it that, when I found an article entitled “20 of the craziest things that the US Government is spending money on”, my first thought was: “How did they narrow it down to…

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How The First World War Led To American Independence

July 2, 2018
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Ever since Christopher Columbus first landed in the New World and hid all the Viking artifacts, America has been a land of opportunity, independence, and smallpox. Eventually the British colonists decided to go off and…

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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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