DON’T PULL LOOSE THREADS

    Thread. Think about it. We thread our way through the crowd. Which can be like threading a needle. Except sometimes that’s harder. Maybe things have been hanging by a thread. And we wait. And wonder. And hope and pray. Or we snap the thread. All of a sudden, break it off. Forget it. […]

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LET IT RAIN

    O Beautiful. O Morning Star. O bacon frying in the pan. And toast and butter. And scrambled eggs. Or bowls of milk and cereal. Fruit and yogurt. Granola bar. Wake up, sleepyheads. Yawn and stretch. Working men with trucks and trailers. Tools and equipment. Livestock. Linemen. On the move. Early risers. Working women […]

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BEEF IT UP

  Beef. It’s what’s for dinner. Or supper. Or lunch. Or dinner. Maybe even breakfast. Where’s the beef? All over town. Beef. From Old French “boef.” According to trusty Webster. Otherwise known as a full-grown ox, cow, bull, or steer. Especially one bred and fattened for meat. One can also beef up a football team. […]

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SUNRISE, SUNSET

  S. The 19th letter of the English alphabet. From the Greek sigma. A borrowing from the Phoenicians. Think they might want it back some day? And Sigma is the name of the 18th letter of the Greek alphabet. According to trusty Webster. Makes my head Spin. S. September. Around the Square.  The “S” word. […]

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HER MAJESTY THE MOON

    Back in the saddle again. It’s back-to-school time.  You know what that means. So long, August. Can’t say we’re sorry to see you go. Although it’s been memorable. Hotter than a $2 pistol is what it’s been. 1925 holds the record. And they can have it. Bring on Autumn. Let the leaves begin. […]

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DON’T FORGET TO PLAY!

[Back by popular demand / originally published August 4, 2004] Last week Mason County News published the School Supply List for Mason Elementary and Mason Junior High.  You can probably find most of these items at Dollar General.  Anyway, I was so intrigued I just couldn’t put it down.  The list began with Pre-K.  One […]

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AGUA ES MEJOR

  HOT. The End. Huh? What? No? Not the end? Nope. Sorry. It ain’t over yet. Still HOT. More HOT. Even HOTTER. HOT. Hace calor hoy. And tomorrow. And the day after tomorrow. ‘Tis summer. ‘Tis the season. ‘Tis August. Il fait chaud. Dry, too. Drouthy. Drains the wells. And one’s energy. Dries up the […]

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