Tag Archives: Riverton Kansas

No Cat, No Cradle

I am going Home to say goodbye to my father. Whatever Home is. When I was growing up Home was always southeast Kansas. Cherokee county. Riverton. A brick rancher which my grandfather built with his own hands which was not—Mother … Continue reading

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Hare Today; Gone Tomorrow

     My Grampa sure loved him some rabbit.      I got to thinking about this as I wrote an earlier essay about squirrels. In that I wrote that I don’t eat rodents, then thought of two instances I had dined … 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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“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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Slice of My Pie

It is probably not too far off the mark to estimate over half the drivers now navigating the nation’s ribbons of concrete were born since the Federal Interstate system supplanted State and US highways. When the Roman Empire built a … Continue reading

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“Ad Astra Per Aspera.”

Leon, my three-year-old Husky mix, woke me at 4 AM. “Lie down,” I told him, “I have fifteen more minutes.” He gave me forty-five. I still rose before the alarm. And the sun. We went to the front yard, as … Continue reading

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