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Deconstructing a Pool’s Off Season

   Opening the pool … when? That’s the question. It’s warm now, but oh how that can easily change in upstate New York and go back to cold again. Too soon, and the well-pampered water, clinically proven to be more … Continue reading

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Writer’s Block

Journal log entry – Sometimes writing is like going under the knife. I cut out memories and observations, pull them together, stitch them up like Frankenstein’s monster, and hope for life. Occasionally the storm is afoot and a jolt gets … Continue reading

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On to the Light

   A man walked around holding a camera, but every time he tried to snap a picture of God, someone else got in the way. It was either a woman, or another man, or a child. But then … isn’t … Continue reading

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The Swan Lives On

   The sixth graders were led down to the auditorium. There hadn’t been much warning or much explanation to what was being done … something about music. This was the last year for the sixth graders at PS (Public school) … Continue reading

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The Thankful Holiday

Resourceful wasn’t the first words that came to the mouths of Bob’s dinner guests when they sat down for the holiday meal and discovered what could be accomplished with a Thanksgiving Jell-O mold and a few pounds of ground turkey. … Continue reading

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Chalked: Part 12

“What? Are you crazy?!” Johnny’s dad, Officer David Joseph, fumed. “He can’t be doing that!” “Doing what?” the chief asked. “… What did you hear?” “Dead bodies,” David grumbled and then exploded, “You ask permission for him to have a … Continue reading

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Flushed

   Big Al knew there was a stoolpigeon hiding in the gang that needed to be ousted, and for some reason he couldn’t explain, he kept staring at Joe’s four wooden legs and … tail feathers. “Joe…?” And now a … Continue reading

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Typo Mary

Journal log entry – I have a bug. I’m sure of it. No, I’m not sick, not that way. It’s a bug that tends to show its inconvenient head when I have an idea. I’ve also recently discovered a few … Continue reading

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Send the Horses Out to Pasture, Why Don’t You?

One of the first pioneers in the equal rights movement was Betsy the cow as she made her first go for a win in the Kentucky Derby. What? It’s more than obvious by your reaction, that your interpretation of equal … Continue reading

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