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Treated This A’Way

Saturday was moving day. Saturday it snowed. Monday night five tornadoes tore through the metro. Wednesday we were outside in shirtsleeves. But it snowed Saturday. Such is March in Missouri. I had reserved a truck to move my worldlies from … Continue reading

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Spring Musings

That Stumpy is kind of a bad-ass. Stumpy is the name I call one of the neighborhood squirrels. My neighborhood is in the Olde Town section of Blue Springs, Missouri, that spreads mostly westward from where late 19th Century residents … 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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Do Not Stop On Tracks

I hiked about a mile and a half today in air so muggy I was tempted to lay back and back-stroke through it. It was a nice enough walk, mostly on Walnut Street as far as 7 Highway. Oddly, the … Continue reading

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Brother, Can You Take Me Back?

A Wanderer and a Vagabond am I. I am seed, scattered by the Sower on rocky soil—without root—who will wither and die. I spent my early childhood leaving playmates on Army post after Army post according to my father’s duty … Continue reading

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