Monthly Archives: July 2013

The Widow’s House

The Widow next door is gone. To be sure, she was always somewhat reclusive. From the time I first moved into this little house on a side street in the historic Old Town section of this small Midwestern city, I … Continue reading

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How I Learned to Stop Worrying & Love the Fringe

Last night I had my first experience of the Kansas City Fringe Festival. Because I am slightly insane I chose to plunge fully into the event and experience my first Fringe as a volunteer working one of the venues.      … Continue reading

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Opening gambit

I’m mulling around some ideas, some themes that I want to explore. I wrote this, real quickly tonight.  It just touches on the themes.  I’m sure more will follow. I call it: A Gasp from Lazarus You make me want … Continue reading

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Filling His Shoes

I have a pair of boots that belonged to my late grandfather. Grandma offered them to me during a visit I made to her home. If you know me at all you know the esteem in which I held my … Continue reading

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Chatterings

     It was a lazy Midwestern July afternoon. The heat had not yet become oppressive. I had recently refilled the bird-feeder, so daring warblers came to sample the seed despite my own presence on the patio.      There is a … Continue reading

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Gollywhop! Story Start!

Those of you who are old enough to remember (read ancient1) will remember the United States’ Bicentennial celebration in 1976. It was a pretty big deal. We had come a long way since the exceptionalism which Alexis de Tocqueville cited … Continue reading

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Notes from Chikika State Park

The Gypsy and I hit Miami Friday afternoon and went straight for the Beach (a separate city). We bought a newspaper to find out where in Hell the Dead were playing. Then we found a Miami Beach cop and asked … Continue reading

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“Jefferson Still Lives”

A note on my title: Thomas Jefferson and John Adams, as everyone who went to grade school in the United States should know, served together on the committee which drafted the Declaration of Independence from King George and Great Britain. … Continue reading

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The “Real” Pirates!

I was driving along I-70 in the Kansas City Metro area and spied a huge skull and crossbones on a billboard. The Real Pirates! the logo read. I am always wary of “real pirate” claims. For one thing, the cinematic … Continue reading

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