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Smoke & Mirrors

I work construction. I’ve worked construction most of my adult life. My current job involves putting the finishing touches on the newest Big Box in a nearby Missouri suburb. I’ve been on the job two months. I’m a hired gun. … Continue reading

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Trees Company

It seems a mere heartbeat ago these boughs shading me from the afternoon sun were barren twigs and branches scraping an overcast sky. Tonight, the canopy is glorious! Ten thousand thousand iconic maple leaves fan out overhead with their pointy … Continue reading

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Words of the Prophets

     Sometimes I think the only things future archeologists will find of our culture are Styrofoam cups and fiberglass port-o-toilets. What better to represent us?      If they are fortunate, these archeologists might find a portable toilet bearing the texts … Continue reading

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Squirrelly Thoughts

I was sitting in my driveway watching silhouettes of squirrels scamper along the silhouettes of trees set against the graying sky as the sun set behind my house. I could not bring myself to go inside yet. It is less … Continue reading

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The Twisting Path of Cursive Script

“How’s your handwriting?” asked Office Manager Audrey from the adjoining room. The company employing me has put me on Light Duty. For the past eight weeks I have been recovering from a work injury. I broke my back and the … Continue reading

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The Day a Beautiful Woman Pulled my Trousers Off

For a Monday, today started off pretty well. I arrived at the job site with plenty of time to spare. I had a good plan for how to finish what I needed to do. I thought I might even finish … Continue reading

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In Which: Alpheus Tells Willie the Way of the World

  The past couple days I have been working a tenet-finish on an office suite in Leawood, Kansas. A tenet-finish is just what it sounds like: a customer has signed a lease on office space and is having it modified … Continue reading

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