Monthly Archives: January 2013

Not to Swipe Cookies, That is the Law. Are We Not Men? (1/29/13)

H. G. Wells wrote an early science-fiction novel called The Island of Lost Souls.  It was the story of a rather morose geneticist named Dr. Moreau who ran away to a jungle island to mix and match the DNA of … Continue reading

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The Sixty Dollar Dilemma (1/22/13)

I am just a poor boy and my story’s seldom told, so I will tell it now.  The paychecks stopped five months ago, and things are getting tight here at Mud Toe Central.  I have a part-time gig as a … Continue reading

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Elements of White Horse (1/18/13)

It all started out as a story about a boy who was lost, the Nemenhah Medicine Wheel legend.  The young lad becomes separated from his mother, and in the course of looking for her takes a trip around the Medicine … Continue reading

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Leaving Graduate School (1/15/13)

I worked in industry for fourteen years.  Then some guys flew some planes into some buildings. and the economy tanked.  I didn’t have a job anymore, so I started substitute teaching to supplement my unemployment check.  The principal at one … Continue reading

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Needs Inventory (1/11/13)

The other day, I was feeling really angry, mostly at Donald Trump.  I’m sophisticated enough now to know that when I’m mad, it usually doesn’t have anything to do with the surface reason or the target, poor Mr. The Donald. … Continue reading

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Ode to A Hat (1/8/13)

It is a sad day.  I have lost my beloved hat.  A Twitter follower from New Mexico kitted it for me.  ”I have OCD, and knitting helps me concentrate,” she tweeted.  Back when I was teaching drug-addicted teenagers, many of … Continue reading

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Five Auction Stories (1/3/13)

Reminder:  The holiday blog schedule ends this week.  Next week, I return to the normal Tuesday-Friday schedule. (1) About six months after we were married, my 2nd wife and I went to an outdoor farm auction.  We needed a lot … Continue reading

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