Tag Archives: Work

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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A Call to Alms

It was the last day of the year. Sunrise was hours away. A blanket of blackness stretched taut across the firmament, enveloping all the earth, it seemed, though even on the hilltops the horizon was scant few miles distant. Especially … 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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A Train to Cry

Like a suture scar across the earth’s skin a jagged cut starts northwest of my neighborhood and tears across the landscape. It passes north of me, then slightly to the east it cuts south, running about a mile before cutting … 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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A Few Memories and Thoughts on the Longest Wars

I was working at the Navy Firefighting School in Norfolk, Virginia. I was cutting it kind of tight getting into work because, sometimes, that’s how I roll. I was vexed because the traffic was much worse than usual. There were … Continue reading

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