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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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Remembering the Sergeant Brothers

Most of this essay is based on my observations and memories.  Time doubtless has shaped the memories.  My own cultural background and upbringing shaped the observations.  Take it with however many grains of salt you wish … ~~~      They … 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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Dancing on the Wind

It was Anna, my first wife, who initiated me into the joy of flying kites. Of course, like probably every middle class boy in America in the 1960s, I had my experiences with those cheap paper kites. You know the … Continue reading

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Don’t Know Much About History

“I’ve never even had any children,” Brian said. “I don’t see why I should have to pay taxes to support schools.” Brian is the electrician I am currently assisting on a job in Mission, Kansas. I worked another job with … Continue reading

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A Bunch of Stuff That Happened

Tell the tale of all the jobs that you have had, The Oracle commanded. And I balked. “You mean all the jobs I have had since I’ve been an adult?” I asked. “All the jobs since I graduated college?” Tell … Continue reading

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