Monthly Archives: October 2013

HAPPY HALLOWEENIE

               Of all the major holidays Halloween is my least favorite. We didn’t get the day off when I was in school, and we don’t get it off at work now that I’m older. What kind of holiday if that? … Continue reading

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THE BEST PART OF WAKING UP

               I like my coffee mildly strong–medium strong being chewing on the grounds and strong having to do with intravenous injections.  I’ve always said if they didn’t want you to put a lot of grounds in the coffee maker, they … Continue reading

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THAT’S WHAT FRIENDS ARE FOR

                 I know a lot of people who divide relationships into friends and enemies. Anyone they know and don’t hate is a friend, and anyone they know and hate is an enemy. I’m not quite that simplistic. I divide people … Continue reading

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BECOMING AN OLD MAN

                As I approach six decades on this Earth—or three score as Mr. Lincoln would have said—I realize I am fast becoming an old man. I don’t think I’m going to be any good at it. It’s not that I … Continue reading

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MR. FIXIT

I’ve been trying to fix the sink in our master bathroom. (We call it the master bathroom, but it’s really my wife’s bathroom. If I want to use it I have to fill out three forms, write a two hundred … Continue reading

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I LOVE LIVER–OR NOT

                        Liver is one of those things you either love or you hate.  Very few people are on the fence when it comes to liver. Nobody says, “Liver’s okay.”  If you watch someone try liver for the … Continue reading

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THE LEGEND OF LUCKY

The story you are about to hear is true. Only the names have been changed to protect the innocent.                   Every year I go salmon fishing in Wisconsin. In the fall the salmon swim up the rivers to … Continue reading

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