Tag Archives: Missouri

The Rising Sun

On the northwest corner of Shepherd and Moore sits a barnacled cocoon transforming into some new species of working class home for an up and coming young family with scrimped down-payment and heads full of dreams. When I arrived in … Continue reading

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Outside It’s America

A modest, unassuming house snuggles into a green hillside in a land once called Little Dixie, back when memories of that War shaped the minds of adults who remembered sitting on the knees of its vets. In the inaugural decades … Continue reading

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Discounting Friends & Family

Helga called the other day. Helga is the latest in an ever-widening circle of mothers-in-law I have been collecting for the past quarter century. A government bureaucrat I once knew told me there are instruments in the Law establishing legal … Continue reading

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Waiting for the Eastern Glow

It was beyond dark on the road that morning. The road was southbound Missouri Highway 7. Out where neither town nor county nor anyone else considered it worth installing streetlights. A Wall of darkness climbed to eternity on the right … Continue reading

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Bring Out Your Dead

Ask for me tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man. —Mercutio, Romeo & Juliet; Act 3, Scene 1 I have a thing for cemeteries. I always have. An imaginative inquisitor can learn volumes about the history of an … 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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Across the Wide Missouri

 Oh, Shenandoah,I long to see you, Away you rolling river. Oh Shenandoah,I long to see you, Away, I’m bound away, Across the wide Missouri.   When I was a boy my parents had a huge, wooden stereo cabinet that dominated … Continue reading

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