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Some of Y’all Need To Pay More Taxes

I wrote this piece a couple of years ago, and WordPress was kind enough to choose it for Freshly Pressed.   Here it is again, in honor of our national day of financial mourning. Washington has never called about implementing these … Continue reading

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April Showers Bring Melon-Ball Doohickeys

The other day I was scrubbing a cookie sheet that had gone from gun-metal gray to mottled brown from years of hard use.  I couldn’t tell if what I was attacking was cleanable dirt, or if cooking alchemy had transformed … Continue reading

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Dormant, Not Dead

A couple of weeks ago I took a hike in one of my favorite parks.  A bad storm came through the area last summer and the park was closed for several months because of all the trees that were knocked … Continue reading

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Good Writing vs. Kim Kardashian’s Butt

  It has been a heck of a week. An old post of mine, R.I.P. Bunny Bixler, went mini-viral last week. Someone with a lot of followers pushed a link to this post on Facebook, and I still don’t know … Continue reading

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Things Grown-Up You Does That 10-Year-Old You Would Never Do

It was really cold this morning. When the alarm went off I wanted to hit the snooze button and burrow back down under the covers but, being a responsible adult, I didn’t. I got up and went through my morning … Continue reading

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The Good, The Bad, And The Low Flush Toilet

There is a point at which love of the environment runs headlong into a need to preserve modesty and decorum.   That collision happens on the seat of a low flush toilet. I love the environment.   I want it to be … Continue reading

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Church Of The Bubonic Plague

A large family with an adorable toddler sat in the pew in front of us at church the other day.  She made a game of reaching her arms out to be passed from person to person in the family, up … Continue reading

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