Author Archives: S. Eric Jackson

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Of Authors Old and New

I hate being asked to name my favorite author, actor, musician; you name it. Invariably, I feel compelled to qualify my answer in some way. For instance, I might respond, “In which genre?” Yes, I have favorites in different genres … Continue reading

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Of Altitude and Attitude

Finding your dream home can be an arduous and irritating task. Finding the right location, an acceptable view, and a floor plan that fits your current and future needs seems almost impossible at times. The real challenge, however, is often … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Three Letters Revisited

The following was written over a decade ago. However, the parable of the three letters is much older, and the reality it addresses has likely played out for centuries. I see it playing out today in many venues, locally and … Continue reading

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Color Me Confusing

I love questions like, “What color describes your personality and why?” What do you think when you hear a question like that? Do you quiver with anticipation of sharing your inner being with someone? Or do you cringe with dread, … Continue reading

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What! Me Cook?

As the title implies, cooking is not my thing. I can scramble an egg, grill a pork chop, or smoke a brisket, but cooking is not my comfort zone. With that said, I am somewhat of an expert in the … Continue reading

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Oh! Happy Day!

Being asked to describe the happiest day of your life might be easy for someone in their teens. For a life covering most of seven decades, picking one day is likely difficult unless most of your life is not happy. … Continue reading

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Memories…Aromatically Speaking

Talk about a loaded question. I was just asked if I had a memory linked to a smell. One would hope the person posing such a question was looking for an answer like one of these. “Yes, baby powder! It … Continue reading

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Of Fear Itself

Today class, we’ll be talking about fear. At least, I’ll be talking about fear. Whether you’ll talk about it or be too afraid to discuss it is yet to be seen. Certainly, most of us have said or heard someone … Continue reading

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Speaking of Travel

Our January muse sent out a question today, asking about our preferred mode of travel. My mind immediately went to a meme that makes me smile whenever I see a version of it. My second, more rational thought was, “First … Continue reading

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Friday Follies:  Pete and the Kitty*

For some reason, that little voice inside my head reminded me of a situation that might make for a good Friday Follies piece. Yes, I was reminded of Pete the Python, a serpentine escape artist from my youth. Of course, … Continue reading

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