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An Anniversary

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So today is an anniversary. Not a happy one, and not a sad one either. My dad died five years ago, and I'm not broken up about it or sad or anything else. It's just interesting to me to note the passing of time. My dad and I had (and probably even moreso now still have) ...

RIP Merle Haggard

When people talk about what a poet Hank Williams was, or what an outlaw Johnny Cash was or what an amazing piece of Americana Willie Nelson and his music represent, they aren't talking about those artists. Those notions are what we've been told about through marketing campaigns and revisionist history. When they mention the poet, ...

Sketch of Spain

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A little over two years ago my plane touched down in Barajas Airport in Madrid, and I knew just as much about the country as I did when I was 18 and first dreamed of going to the country: nothing. I knew Madrid was there. I knew of the Freddie Mercury tune about Barcelona, I ...

Being a Good Husband

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   During a marriage there are times when you don't connect with your partner. There are often days where the two of you aren't in sync no matter how hard you both try. Some days it's just hard to get out of your own head and put your mind on the other person.  But there are also ...

A good, old dog

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I'm exhaling finally. My dog Chili broke a nail the other night. There was a lot of bleeding and worry, followed by the dog having a loss of appetite and a severe case of lethargy for a few days.After a visit to the vet yesterday, the doctor was concerned about Chili's breathing and his heart. During ...

I’m back, baby!

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There are certain inevitabilities out there; life, love, food, U2 being self-righteous, death and the byproduct of a Crossfit workout being an incessant need to talk about the workout. I respect those inevitabilities just as I understand the reader's need to avoid dealing with those inevitabilities by searching out strange blogs on the internet, but ...

Fun with Powerball!

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After lunch today I stopped at the gas station near my house. As I waited in line to make my purchase I found myself right in the middle of Powerball fever. People were lined up three deep for their chance at a billion dollars. There were smiles, talk of relief from debt, and desperation for a ...

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