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The Delta

Growing up, the word delta conjured images of fertile farmlands adjacent to the Mississippi River on the other side of the state. ¬†On my side of Louisiana, the Sabine River deposited slick red clay that turned every rainy day into … Continue reading

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Proxemics

Swim season is over and my number one son ¬†signed up for track. They traveled to Memphis for a meet and he remarked at how different the team dynamics were. Apparently running around half naked most of the time makes … Continue reading

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I do NOT endorse this theme park

I’d rather face a pack of rabid velociraptors then the endure the inefficiencies and indignities of modern air travel. Now I know that only George W. Bush has a weather machine, so it’s not anybody’s fault we got delayed, but…. … Continue reading

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How One Letter to a Kid at Camp Cost Me $1,000

My favorite sister-in-law over 6’0″ sent a reasonable email request– send nephew correspondence my snail mail. I was all set to comply, but when I went to my correspondence supply drawer, I found something even more frilly than this: He … Continue reading

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Life Skillz

To heck with reading, writing and arithmetic. What I want to know is why we don’t teach JUGGLING to our kids?   Life is a constant trial of keeping multiple balls in the air. Surely some training in this area … Continue reading

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Public Privacy

I made a list of people that I want with me when I am using the potty: I’m not a freaky exhibitionist, so I want to do all my private ablations in freaking PRIVATE. Which is why I try to … Continue reading

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Baby Lyle

My favorite son is special, You can read it in the skies. A most auspicious solar eclipse And now he’s 18 & wise. My favorite son is special, But don’t ask just me. Ask the l’il ole ladies Who invite … Continue reading

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