Springtime and Relationships – an essay

Springtime is nice, isn’t it?  Everyone seems to look forward to those first light-jacket days and birdsong mornings.  Spring is like watching Game of Thrones in reverse – “Winter is Leaving!” But it’s also full of false hopes.  Themes of rebirth and resurrection make you think you’re going to start to take charge and fix those things you’ve always […]

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Stories About Friends Part 1: Ben Harpe

Ours was a quiet town, where folks could do no wrong. Even Evelyn Meachem’s boy Ralph, who never did have a real job, was always a good boy. He just mowed folks’ lawns for a dollar. And even though he mowed crooked, those folks that hired him wore those uneven yards as a badge of […]

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Toilet Paper Math

I just realized that I bought eighty rolls of toilet paper.  It was supposed to be a guerilla grab-and-go.  I saw the words “softest roll” and “sixteen pack”.  These are, of course, the two most important things to consider when buying toilet paper – maximizing comfort and minimizing return trips. While I was waiting for […]

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