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Hoosiers Go Hog Wild In China

November 21, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK             We here in rural Indiana don’t tend to think of ourselves as being part of the big worldwide picture. In fact, many people from the east and west coasts can’t…

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Yes, I’ll finish that dragon

November 20, 2013
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Not long ago I said I wouldn’t give a five-star review unless a bookmark came out and fed me chocolate while I was reading. Thanks to Barry Parham, I’ve gained five pounds and have chocolate…

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Turning on Furnace Gets Cool Reception

November 13, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   This has been the fourth year out of the last five when my furnace didn’t want to work in the fall. Who can blame it, really? My internal energy source…

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With websites like this, who needs enemies?

November 7, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I figured it out – I figured out what’s wrong with the Obamacare website! Not that I can fix it … let’s not get silly. I got the idea from…

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a little scraping, and you’re done

October 31, 2013
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The cardiologist has scheduled me to get a CT heart scan, to search for plaque. I tried to explain to him that my dentist had already taken care of that. Sheesh — I thought the…

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Scary Cold On Halloween

October 30, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   In my adult years I’ve never been a fan of Halloween, especially now that I’m not supposed to be eating candy anymore. I mean, what’s the point? It pained me…

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Conversations in the Hunter household

October 28, 2013
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Me: “I hate spiders! Hate ’em!”   Her: “I thought I heard a scream and a splat.”   Me: “Yeah, well … you should see the other guy.” Mark R HunterMark R Hunter is the…

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Doggone website

October 24, 2013
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Doggone website

My wife recently updated my website, and since it’s not completely finished she put up a “consolation” photo — which shows the expression our dog often gets  whenever he sees us doing all that confusing…

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Scarred for life, or not

October 23, 2013
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While we were, ahem, ruff-housing last night, the dog clawed off half my face. Okay, he actually only put a scratch down my face, and my mustache was unharmed … and poor Bae seemed pretty…

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Sequel Mania

October 18, 2013
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SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   I was deluged with requests to write a sequel to my first novel. I’m not even exaggerating: There were a few dozen requests. For me, that’s as much a deluge…

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