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Friday Follies: Confusingly Named

The thought for today began with the question, “What’s the story behind your nickname?” I initially thought, “Can I tell that story succinctly and interestingly enough to avoid readers moving on or falling asleep?” Oh, well! Perhaps you need a … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Think First!

Memes, wonderful memes, how we love them! Okay! Maybe we don’t love them all the time, but they can be amusing, informative, and highly questionable at the same time. You gotta love that, right?1 Take the one below, for example. … Continue reading

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Oh! What A Weekend!

As weekends go, the July 4th weekend this year came close to being a bucket list kind of weekend. Oh, it didn’t start off that great. We left Fort Worth, heading for Oklahoma City before noon, and a week later, … Continue reading

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Memorably Speaking: Vacations?

The challenge inspiring this piece was to describe my most memorable vacation. At first, I bypassed the thought as I had many other prompts to spur me and hundreds of other bloggers to publish something. I’ve had so many great … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Beep This

The wonderful world of Baby Boomers can be a surprise, a minute or so boring; some pray to be called to the place prepared for them. John 14:2 I’m not part of the second group. I’ll go when it’s my … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Speaking of Names

My web muse hit me and a bunch of other folks with a new question recently: “If you had to change your name, what would your new name be?” I don’t know about the other folks, but I had no … Continue reading

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Monday Musings: Blood in the Water

As I watch the political news today, I am reminded of the phrase used in the title above. I grew up learning the phrase was related to shark-feeding frenzies, which could be triggered by the smell of blood in the … Continue reading

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Friday Follies: Possessions

Okay! The question of the day that was supposed to pique my interest and inspire me to write was: What personal belongings do you hold most dear? My first thoughts on this were, to a degree, unprintable in a polite … Continue reading

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More Than a Name

The original version of this was posted in May 2020. David Charles Marshall Jackson was his name. The poor kid was named after his great-grandfather, grandfather, and father. That’s the price one pays to be the second son whose older … Continue reading

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Memorially Speaking*

I have been hard-pressed not to editorialize over Memorial Day this year. Instead, let me say simply it is a holiday with a disputed history and an often misunderstood focus. Currently, we designate the last Monday in May as Memorial … Continue reading

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