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Put Your Phone Down

I’ve recently had the “privilege” of filling in as a cashier in the cafe operated by my catering company. C’s been out with pneumonia. Get well soon, C. Please. It’s been a long while since I’ve been involved in this type of “front line” service but I’m unhappy to report that social rudeness is now … Continue reading

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Baby Doll

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
My four year old daughter, Greer, resisted a bit when I told her bath time was over. After I’d scrubbed dirt from her that only a four year old could accumulate, she quietly played with her bath toys. For a good twenty minutes she casually poured water from a plastic toy…

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Homesick Texan

Nothing makes me miss my home state of Texas quite like Spring. In the Spring, Bluebonnet flowers dot the landscape and the waters of local watering holes warm up and invite “tubers” to “sit a spell” on the abundant tranquil rivers that play host to both inner tubes and six-packs. If you think Texas is … Continue reading

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Tend the Garden

Originally posted on Storyshucker:
A longtime friend commented during dinner that her next door neighbor’s son was on the path to nowhere and constantly in trouble. She thought herself clever referring to him as “a weed in the garden of life”. Although an avid fan of barbed words and wit, I found her comment harsh…

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A City Of Stoners

It happens every April. My city’s inhabitants listlessly roam about their errands and vaguely greet each other with bleary red eyes and wheezing coughs. 4-20 dude! My city is not stoned (well some are), it is pollinated. Don’t get me wrong. I love Springtime and my town blooms with color like no other. It’s a beautiful thing … Continue reading