Sedition and Insurrection, January 6, 2021

The storming of the Capitol left me with so much to say, I found myself speechless. Incredulous. Appalled. Embarrassed. Dismayed. This was the kind of scene I expected from some Second or Third World country, perhaps in Latin America or in a former Soviet Union state. But in the United States of America? It was …

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Of Mice and Men

One of the dubious joys of an older house is encountering the critters that seek to make it their home as well. All plans for today were put on hold when I discovered a turd on the kitchen floor. Too big for a mouse, I swallowed and started looking for other signs. I Immediately came …

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Thankful for 2020? You’re Crazy!

“How can anyone be thankful for this wreck of a year?” you ask. My answer: it’s the tough times that we learn from the most. As I’ve begun preparing for the U.S. Thanksgiving holiday, it seems rather anachronous. All the families debating over get togethers, some going ahead, some postponing, others split. And that’s just …

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A World Turned Upside Down, Thanks To Four Feet

Let me tell you the story of a nine-pound whirlwind named Star. She appeared one day during Missy’s and my regular morning walk. Small, dirty, hairy and super shy, we spotted her under a car. After a couple of weeks, I realized that she was actually staying across the street in Chapo’s yard, when she …

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