• Dunkirk

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    Tonight, to cap the festivities around my dad’s birthday on Monday, I asked him to go with me to see the new film “Dunkirk.” We both enjoy and appreciate World War II films, and when each of us saw the trailer for this film, we both voiced a desire to see it, so it...

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    Dull

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    Wednesday night, and I came home after work and vacuumed the front room and scrubbed some cat barf spots on the carpet and pet the cats for a little bit and watched the start of the White Sox-Dodgers game, but I wanted to try and make some progress- anything- on any of the books...

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    Over the Hill

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    When the sun began diving, we met on the road. The lane was uneven, or so I am told. She bent under a basket of laundry and coal, I asked if I could bare it and gave it a go. The sun was dyspeptic, a regular bear, but I didn’t mind as we walked...

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    SOTD: Partners in Crime

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    Beauty from the ashes. There is always hope. And beauty. What’s done is done. Say thank you for the good, grieve what you think you lost. Apologize for your faults and failings. Accept what you have chosen. Then move forward, and walk right. And chase and find your life.

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    Milestones

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    This morning, a friend of a friend- and the sister of an old Sunday school classmate, died of cancer. Today, my father turned 76. This late afternoon, my father was pulled over for speeding. Excessively. His excuse was he was talking. This evening, I bought two officers some dinner to appease the guilt I...

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    75 Things (Dad Version)

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    At the turn of this year, I did a “75 Things” list, highlighting 75 things about my Mom and her life that meant a lot to me. Today is the last day of my father’s 75th year, as he turns 76 tomorrow, so here is my list of 75 great things about my dad...

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    Carded

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    After helping my dad briefly with some tree-trimming at his house this morning, followed by a Blake’s burrito break, I came home and relaxed for a few and then headed on down to visit the library at UNM today. My main goal was to get access to books in Zimmerman Library, and to also...

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    Get the Facts

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    I started the day early this morning to try and get a little more research done on the Anza project. I was in the directory on my computer last night where I store notes from the book I’d been reading on the man, and I had four different documents there where notes from the...

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    The Supe

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    Tonight I was going to write a short story about Svengard and his impetuous boss at the hardware store who asks him what kind of name that is- a Communist one? His boss was an idiot and a jerk, also know as an ijiot, but Svengard is kind to the good ole ijiot and...

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    Storm’s A Brewin’

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    It is 8:15 PM and tonight there is no baseball on the tube since it is the day after the All Star Game. It is the proverbial All Star Break, which means the baseball addicts cannot watch professional baseball. It’s okay. This evening, the sky over the mountains to the east coalesced into a...

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    Fade In

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    A new writing class offered by UNM Continuing Education started this evening, and I hopped in on this one as well. Called “Fade In”, the course is specifically on screenwriting, and it is being taught by an enthusiastic instructor named Marc Calderwood. Marc, a former longtime owner of Rio Grande Travel here in town,...

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    Water Balloons

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    I had called him yesterday to see about doing something together, and it turned out it wasn’t the best time to do something, so I asked him, “Would you like to do something tomorrow evening? Think about it. We can go to a movie if you like- or go play putt putt. How does...

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