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    Concordia

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    Tonight was a special treat for me. Brian and Ron from the old game group came over this evening, along with Kyle, a guy from the dance club the club president told me like board gaming as well, and I got to break out a very popular and somewhat hard-to-find game called Concordia. The...

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    Pulling the Thread

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    I regularly experience in my writing process that if, say, I tell myself I want to write a short story, I’ll have a quick clear thought about what it should be. In my head I see a character have an experience, and they are changed. BAM! There it is! The automatic short story is...

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    Lost and Found

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    It started because as I was leaving the house this morning, I grabbed my laptop in the laptop bag so I could do a little writing later. What I needed, though, was not in the laptop bag, where I thought I had left it. It wasn’t there. I looked around the house in the...

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    Crystal Clear Reports

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    There are moments when I have a clearing in my life- when all of the sound is muted and I am not in the middle of movement or mayhem or deadlines or desperation or a flurry of inner noise- and the sky above me is white the walls around me are white the clouds...

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    Lights Out

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    I was driving to work this morning in the slow freeway caravn when the news moment at the top of the hour started by the lead-in music, and I paid attention to try and hear the usual stuff- game scores, trade notifications, injured lists, draft opinions- when the lead story grabbed me and made...

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    Mystery

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    Someone had to have been watching the property. Someone knew that they would be home that night, and someone also had a good sense about what might have been in that house, and where. Because when everything was burned up- when the house was a smoldering pile of embers early in the morning, after...

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    Sweet Moment

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    I ran out of time today to get a good solid post done- but I needed to post something. How about this heart-tugging moment between a father and son. Despite what the celebration circles around, I love seeing good kids rewarded by kind parents. Yeah, kid- I’d cry too. And from the looks of...

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    Easter Weekend 2017

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    Easter Weekend was a good and mellow experience this year. I didn’t do much on Saturday, which was okay, because I had a dull headache all day- a carryover from Friday night. The Lobo baseball team played a weekend series with a good Missouri State team from Thursday through Saturday, and afer the Lobos...

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    Be Uncomfortable

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    In 2016, the Chicago Cubs did the improbable, and the mostly unexpected, by winning the World Series. Okay- it wasn’t wholly improbable or unexpected in 2016, except to diehard Cubs fans. But it wasn’t wholly improbable or unexpected because of the people the owners and the team put in place during the prior handful...

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    The Anomaly of Altruism

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    Tonight after work, I walked over to the downtown theater to blocks away to catch an early film. I had heard little about the movie “The Zookeeper’s Wife” before I checked on possibilities earlier in the afternoon. Then I read the blurb on the film, and it was clearly a film I’d need to...

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    Dentist Visit

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    It is early in the evening last night and I remember the appointment and a nervous pang shoots through me. I’m not feeling great anyways, but when I think of dental work, I think of my checking account drained, my truck sold, my house foreclosed on. But I also think about the ache presently...

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    Banners and Bling

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    Tonight was the second of two evenings of celebrations for the Chicago Cubs this week. On Monday, the Dodgers came to town… to sit through the Cubs banner raising ceremony before the ballgame in the evening. The banner raising event was well done, as one would expect when celebrating a first World Series championship...

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