Category Archives: Humor

Life in the Slow Lane

As regular readers of my blog will recollect, my trusted hound Xena and I go on a walk virtually every morning and every evening.  Weekday morning excursions are centered in our neighborhood; since much to Xena’s chagrin, I still go … Continue reading

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Better Than I Deserve

There are those glorious days when my faithful hound dog companion Xena manages to forget that she is over eleven years old.  Today was one of those splendid instances.  As we walked through the neighborhood park, Xena was a puppy … Continue reading

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Full Moons and Black Cats

Having a full moon and Friday the 13th occur on the same date is a sporadic event.  The last one fell on August 13, 2011. The next Friday the 13th full moon will be on August 13, 2049.  As you … Continue reading

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A Certain Dive-Bombing Robin

Spring is in the air, the days are getting longer, and my faithful hound Xena is beginning to draw out our walks.  It is a magical time of year, when new life is breathed into the earth.  Everywhere you look … Continue reading

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Living Off of Scraps

As is the custom on weekends; my faithful hound Xena and I go for a long walk in the park.  Given the leisurely pace of the day, we always manage to top off our brisk exercise session with a car … Continue reading

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A Life Defined by Dishpan Hands

This evening found me at the kitchen sink, hand washing a frying pan that has been used to prepare a simple yet satisfying dinner.  I have never cared for putting frying pans in the dishwasher; feeling that they hasten the … Continue reading

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The Old, Faded Blue Mailbox

As my regular readers know all too well by now; every morning begins with a brisk walk in the pleasant company of Xena, my Catahoula-Plott Hound mix.  During the weekdays, the excursion is abbreviated; much to Xena’s disdain, I still … Continue reading

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It Really, Truly, Genuinely Feels Like

As I was getting ready to take my loyal Catahoula-Plotthound out for her evening constitutional; I was debating just how many layers of clothing to don.  Winter has descended upon Colorado Springs and the nights have become quite frosty. My … Continue reading

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The Return of the Curse of the Writer

I struggled with the title for this particular blog post.  No matter what I came up with; it seemed to read like the title of a B-grade horror movie from the 1950’s.  That is what happens when you visit you … Continue reading

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Twirling Through a Life Defined by Cardboard

On the weekends, and the occasional weeknight; I will burn some of my hound Xena’s nervous energy by taking her for a car ride. She loves the breeze slapping up against her face, flapping her massive ears back and forth; … Continue reading

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