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Living in fear

I moved to Arizona in 2003. The first time I saw a rattlesnake I about shit myself. (S)he (I didn’t look that closely) was coiled up adjacent to our front door and we noticed it when a solicitor came by … Continue reading

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Alibi for my ignorance

“All I know is just what I read in the papers, and that’s an alibi for my ignorance.” Will Rogers said that roughly 100 years ago and it’s amazing how little things have changed. This is not to impugn the … Continue reading

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Scary times and desperate measures

This is the most frightening time I’ve experienced in my life. Well, there was once when I was about 19 and got my truck stuck where my girlfriend and I had gone to park. We were miles from nowhere and … Continue reading

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Squid pro quo

Quid pro quo is a Latin phrase meaning “I’ll show you mine if you show me yours”. The Romans used this phrase a lot when invading other countries; as in “how ‘bout you get on your knees and perform some … Continue reading

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Dear Trump-supporting Christian

Dear Christians Who Support Trump, I get you more than you may realize. I’m one of you, which is to say a follower of Jesus. We may understand the meaning of that phrase differently, perhaps, but I consider Jesus to … Continue reading

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Do kids play unorganized sports, anymore?

Baseball is a game in which the best fail 7 times out of 10. The best NFL quarterbacks *succeed* at that rate. Therein lies the pivotal distinction between baseball and football. That and the fact that baseball is played by … Continue reading

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A Guy’s List of the Best Love Songs of All-time

Love songs. The world is full of them. You can’t swing a dead cat without hitting one, although why you’d want to do such a thing, I don’t know. I like cats and think they get a bum rap. Cats … Continue reading

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Puppy breath

“I’m not sentimental, This skin and bones is a rental, And no one makes it out alive.” — Switchfoot, “Where I Belong” Life in all forms is to be celebrated. Don’t think so, then do what I did tonight. Play … Continue reading

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Death and Cats

I’ve been thinking a lot about death. Not about how I am going to cause mine, but how I want mine handled. It seems I’ve been surrounded by death more lately. My friend James committed suicide. My aunt’s husband, Don, … Continue reading

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Mental Heart Attack

Mental Heart Attack I stared at my phone in utter disbelief, the words jumping off the screen and piercing my heart. “David: I’m sorry to have to write this. James killed himself today.” This never gets any easier. Katie Laura … Continue reading

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