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And the Trophy for 27th Place Goes to

We need to face the fact that our country has gone pathetically soft!  We have managed to transform ourselves into a nation of underachievers.  It has become categorically unacceptable for us to compete with one another.  Instead, we have adopted … Continue reading

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A Salute to a Fallen Giant

My place of work is in a well-established business park, featuring a campus that is lined with majestic elm trees and pines.  The maturity of the landscape is one of the drawing features for new tenants.  I have enjoyed many … 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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Young at Heart, Strong of Mind, and Lacking in Spirit

Yesterday afternoon found me roaming within the confines of the garage.  It had been a while since I had last reorganized what I would call our storage room.  I moved camping equipment back into place, took items off several six-foot … 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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A Preview to Mortality

It has been just a little over a week since I was numbed by the unexpected news.  One of my business acquaintances had passed away after a brief illness.  The news came across my email, courtesy of one of his … 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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Because You Are

As a writer, I count on outside experiences, chance encounters, and unusual events to draw inspiration for my works.  Whether it is a blog, an essay, or even a book; my imagination always plays second fiddle to the real world … Continue reading

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Well Worth the Wait

This afternoon proved to be one of those times that try a person’s soul.  My wife underwent her third surgery in the space of five weeks.  Now granted, this was a procedure that is performed thousands of time a day … 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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