Monthly Archives: July 2019

Going To Pot

Although I am relatively new to this cooking thing, one thing I learned to do somewhere along the line was to cook spaghetti.  I’m just talking the pasta here, not the sauce.  I never had to worry about the sauce, … Continue reading

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Stormy Afternoon

I stand here in the semi darkness. Power went out about an hour ago. No surprise given the angry wind that grips and shakes the house. The only sound, the torrential rain. The incessant rain that assaults all that it … Continue reading

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Growing Up Rich

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 to be enough left … Continue reading

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Dust rises from the rutted road. Cannon laden caissons rumble slowly forward. A red sun competes with the campfires glow. Weary troops break camp, joining the ranks of colleagues on the move. An enemy, unseen, lays before them, waiting to … Continue reading

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Come Fry With Me

“Do we really need it” she asked. “Probably not” I said.  “But, it might be nice to have”. “I don’t know.  From what I have seen, it looks like a lot of money to heat up some french fries” she … Continue reading

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Is It Good Enough?

I can’t tell you how many times over the years that I have second guessed myself on something.  Often, they were not big things, but at the moment of decision, they were important to me.  I wish I had a … Continue reading

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Silent Persuasion

“No, I really can’t” she said.  “It’s late and I have to be up in the morning.” As was his habit, he didn’t say a word.  Didn’t try to argue her into it.  Instead he just sat there, looking at … Continue reading

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The Price of Sitting Down

I have always had a walk behind mower.  Some had front wheel propulsion, but others I had to push. However, in the past few years, the almost perfect woman began getting on my case about my yard activity.  I would … Continue reading

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