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Wishin’ and Hopin’

I just came back from my morning walk. I had my iPod set to shuffle and things started out pretty upbeat because most of the songs I have downloaded have a good, fast pace...

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Comma Conundrum

Early in my blogging, I wrote a post about a tough talking, ex-Mafia dude from New Jersey who was in school at a community college here and struggling through a freshman English class.  I...

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Hey There, Princess

I was in a used book store the other day.  It happened to be a busy place at that particular time of day and the proprietor had several stacks of books that various people...

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Name That Dog

When I was growing up, I desperately wanted pets. My three siblings had had dogs before I was born and by the time I came along a lot later, my parents were finished with...

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Being Loved

I’ve known several people that have gotten mad about a real or even a perceived slight and made a conscious decision to stay angry — for years and sometimes even forever.  People make mistakes....

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Jive Talkin’

I remember the sitcom episode where Jerry Seinfeld was dating a woman that he described as a “low talker” — and somehow not understanding her words, he agreed to wear a ridiculous, ruffled pirate...

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A Case of Mistaken Identity

When my middle son was born, there was another baby boy born just hours later.  It was a small hospital in eastern Kentucky, babies weren’t kept in the same room as the mother back...

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Growing Pains

The other day when I was out for breakfast with a friend, I ran into a woman whom I hadn’t seen in quite a while.  She’s someone who is well known for being extremely...

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Break a Leg

A short story that I wrote was accepted for an edition of a publication called Railtown Almanac and it’s being launched this weekend during an annual event called Get Lit here in the city...

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Closed Societies

I just read an article that addressed our propensity to hang out with people who think like we do and to choose friends whose experiences mirror our own.  It made the assumption that this...

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