Monthly Archives: April 2014

All That Really Matters

 I know I was not born to be great, nor did I ever seek to be.  In school, I was satisfied with mediocre and in later years was happy just achieving some degree of success.  In fact, it was very … Continue reading

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He stood and aimlessly watched the parade of patrons and volunteers that wandered daily past his kennel. All so familiar, so ordinary. Just like every other day he mused. Nothing new. Nothing special. Moving to the small crumpled blanket near … Continue reading

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Let Him Dig

Why is it that men, myself included, have so much trouble asking for assistance, or directions.  For some reason, we seem to be missing a gene that precludes us from ever seeking advice.  This is not to say we won’t … Continue reading

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I Am – You Are

Originally posted on oldmainer:
I recently read a post on that contained a poem by Shel Silverstein from his book “Every Thing On It”.  It is called “Masks”.  It so typified, to me, how we go through life so…

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Spring Is In The Air

Ah, it’s that time of year again when the days get a little warmer, the trees begin to show their buds, and the early flowers start to push up through the ground.  It is also the time when the sap … Continue reading

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Sign Language

Until recently I always thought the question “What’s your sign” was a dogeared pickup line used by sleazy lounge lizards, but that doesn’t appear to be the case, entirely.  Recently, the State of Maine has been looking at all the … Continue reading

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But Now I See

Originally posted on oldmainer:
A while ago, my wife and I were going through a closet, cleaning out some stuff we never use.  Among the items were some stuffed animals that had sat on the shelf for years which I…

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Things My Dogs Have Taught Me

I have always had dogs, often more then one at a time.  As such, I have had a lot of time to observe them and come to understand them better.  There is a oneness between us. Mostly because I have … Continue reading

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Growing Up Rich

Originally posted on oldmainer:
My childhood home was just four rooms heated by a big black stove in the kitchen.  We had no phone, no car, and a pull chain toilet in the basement.  Money was tight and there had…

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Coming Clean

When I was a very young boy, we lived in a house with a detached garage out back.  Behind that garage was a tree that, unlike others, had a magnetic pull.  By that I mean, just being near it made … Continue reading

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