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Rainy Day Rules

When I sat down to write, it was raining, and I was tempted to invoke Rainy Day Rules. According to those rules, real life is suspended, and I can do whatever I want, i.e. read, nap, watch reruns, order from … Continue reading

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Presto Change-o

I’ve heard that if you want a change, you’ve got to make a change. That makes sense. Lately, I’ve been feeling the need for something different. What I’d really like, would be two weeks somewhere without having to think about … Continue reading

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Midnight Special

I woke up this morning thinking, which is never a good idea. It means I have to grab my iPad and jot down my thoughts before they escape. This uses up that grey-light time of early morning which could be … Continue reading

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A Memento of the Day

I’ve seen the photograph of Clyde, a ten year-old boy in 1926, dressed in his best clothes, sturdy boots, and cap, standing alone on the grounds of the Oddfellows Home in Kansas City, Missouri, a place where orphans lived. I’m … Continue reading

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Core Belief

Don’t try to be deep. Being deep can turn into a pit real fast. Just tell what you see and hear. Be simple. Be exact. That’s as deep as it needs to be. This is my entry for this weekend’s … Continue reading

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One and Done #1

A group of friends and I have begun sharing single sentences in our emails to each other. They are one sentence stories. The most perfect examples give a hint of what has taken place prior, what is happening now, and … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday, Mrs. Burns

I have had teachers, been a teacher, and worked with teachers, so I know that there are good ones and bad ones. My third grade teacher was one of the best. Lots of people in my home town are going … Continue reading

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