Category Archives: family

Continental Divide

To make a long blog short, I’d have never done this crazy cross-country move in a covered wagon hitched to a pair of mules, especially with kids in tow. (Although I suspect that a couple hundred years ago the roads … Continue reading

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Whole Lot of Nothing Going On

That’s the exact status of my mens’ college basketball bracket. I’m mucking up the bottom with my Duke, Gonzaga, and LSU final picks. It’s estimated that the loss of productivity during March Madness is $6.3 billion a year (https://www.cnbc.com/2018/03/06/march-madness-takes-a-toll-on-productivity.html). Who … Continue reading

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The Last Swim Meet

I’m sitting on the metal bleachers at the Birmingham Crossplex, inhaling chlorine and exhaling tears. During senior presentations, it occured to me that I might not be here next year to witness this for Lyle. I’m not crying because I’ll … Continue reading

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Halfway to Infinity

I joined a group called 12 Short Stories. You submit 1 a month and there’s a max limit of 1500 words. The prompt for the month of January was “No One Can Ever Know.” I wrote a story titled Halfway to … Continue reading

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A Memorable Glass

Today’s prompt: Write about a memorable glass of water. My most memorable glass of water would have to be the glass I drank right after I took a swig of fish grease. No, I wasn’t on some crazy cleanse or … Continue reading

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Flip Side

Today I heard someone say that anger is the flip side of fear. Apparently, I’m terrified by my neighbor’s dachsund. Its incessant barking has my fear (of jail) factor maxed out. My current Amazon wishlist includes, but is not limited … Continue reading

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Mama Told Me Not To Come

I have a pre-existing condition. I dislike flying in general, and United Airlines (Stroopwaffles notwithstanding) in particular– see 2016: https://oldhwysixwest.wordpress.com/2016/08/12/i-do-not-endorse-this-theme-park After 2 (two, T-W-O, more than 1) 3-hour layovers (love you, IAH for your work friendly gates; DEN, you and … Continue reading

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