Monthly Archives: December 2012

Early Riser (12/27/12)

Last post of 2012!  Can’t do anything about it now.  We remain on the holiday posting schedule next week, so the first post of 2013 will be on Thursday, January 3, and then it will be back to the regular … Continue reading

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Holiday Blog Post Schedule

For the next two weeks I will be doing one blog a week, on Thrusdays, so I may spend more time with my family during this joyeux holiday season.  The next new blogs will appear in this space on THURSDAY, … Continue reading

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Three Ducks on a Dam (12/18/12)

NOTE:  No ducks were harmed in the writing of this story. Near my apartment there is a river, and over the river there is a footbridge, and near the footbridge is a shallow, concrete dam that’s used for flood control. … Continue reading

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My Final Statement on Gun Control (12/14/12)

There is only one thing to write about today.  The ugly spectre of gun violence emerges again, to remind us that it’s never really gone.  There is no issue that divides Americans more bitterly and more completely than gun control. … Continue reading

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The Place It Used To Be (12/11/12)

Twenty-five years ago this week, I graduated from VLMU.  With my ACT scores, I could have gone to just about any school I wanted, and I had over a dozen scholarship offers, from St. John’s to Texas Christian to UCLA. … Continue reading

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Infamy (12/7/12)

This is one of those topics I know I can’t write about without making people angry.  On this date in 1941, some American navy men died horribly while serving somewhere they probably shouldn’t have been in the first place.  Some … Continue reading

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Excerpt from “The Tale of White Horse” (12/4/12)

Medicine Chief Bear Talker gave the infant White Horse to Three Does to raise as a seamstress.  The child is now eight years old, and Bear Talker is visiting to check on her progress. “She seems to be thriving,” said … Continue reading

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