• Archive for May, 2017

    Mortimer Gets The Point

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    When Mortimer arrived at the coffee house, he looked a the tinted panes spanning the front of it, and noticed the wind had lifted all the hair on the right side of his head into a sort-of hands-up position. His hair was like that, surrendering to the elements at the drop of a raindrop...

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    When the R Left

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    Late in the day, at the end of work, I skimmed a few of my favorite Craigslist pages online looking for treasure. About once a week, I’ll visit the Craigslist “game” pages of a few key cities just to see if there are any Avalon Hill games- my favorite board games from the past-...

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    Not Forgotten

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    I am grateful tonight that for this Memorial’s Day, I was able to spend it with my family. It started at 1 PM at a Blake’s Lotaburger, because Lotaburger is New Mexico’s burger, and the bags and fry bags and sandwich wrappers are all in red, white, and blue, and there is no personal...

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    Freese in Frame

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    I don’t have a lot today. I spent much of it like I often seem to do on long holiday weekends- doing nothing. And inevitably, I tell myself “Next time, I won’t waste it.” And that is the pain of it. When the long weekend comes, I plan nothing. I have no motivation. I...

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    Production

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    I need to find a better way to get writing done. Friday and Saturday mornings often involve sitting in some public space under the loud drone of some unfamiliar music, spending money on food or on coffee, trying to squeeze something useful out of my head for, most of the time, the blog. And...

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    Happy Places

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    “The secret is, if what we need and want is missing, we begin by going back to where we last saw it.” – Anne Lamott I saw this quote by Anne today and thought, “Wow- that is a pretty interesting insight.” I spend so much of my mental life looking back, and a lot...

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    My mind works in strange ways at times. Like, let’s take bisections. A bisection is when something spits into two things. Roads are involved a lot in bisection: roads separate city blocks and farm fields, and roads themselves split, and diverge to two different destinations. Which is what happens with our choices as well....

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    Tunnel Vision

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    Frequently now Tim is returning to a habit of going out and walking some around downtown midday during the work day, and I try to join him. It is nice to just go out and breathe some fresh air and move your arms and legs, and it is nice to see what is going...

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    The Book and the Bill

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    When I was consolidating containers on Sunday, in one of them were a few books that had been passed to me from my folks. One of those items was a book that had been passed to them from my dad’s aunt, Ruth Welton. It was a nice old hardbound volume, so I picked it...

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    To Fly, You Must Leave the Ground

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    When my dad graduated from his drafting program at Oklahoma State back in the day, he wasn’t sure where he was gonna end up. He figured it would probably drawing stuff for an oil company since that was a hot regional thing. It turns out the Space Race found him when a recruiting team...

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