• Archive for June, 2017

    Unique Encounter

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    Last night at about 7, I went to the Blake’s on Academy and San Pedro for a bite to eat. In the restaurant, in front of me at the counter is this kid who looks like a typical young highschooler. His skin is olive colored, and he is tall, brown-haired and thin, wearing long...

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    Gospel Gratitude

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    I have a sense of where to go with the Ruby story, but just do not have it in me tonight to whittle the next chapter out. Too tired. I will just say Thank You to my folks for raising me around the Bible. The world is weird. Progress says that all of our...

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    Ruby IV

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    When Jesse had driven two miles east on State Road 7, he turned left onto the two track that zigged in gentle curves up Tanner’s Hill, and on into the cut between Tanner’s Hill and a swell of BLM land. He drove slow, looking about him and, in the mirror, back into the broad...

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    Deja Who?

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    Tonight I spent the evening with my folks, and after an awesome dinner my mom made- pulled pork sandwiches with some baked beans and potato salad on the side- we played a round of Ticket to Ride, a game they seem to like enough to play with me when I ask them from time...

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    Ruby III

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    A week after Will’s accident, the entire town turned out for a pep rally parade down main street and a celebration of life service in the high school gym, put on by several of his old high school teammates, several teachers, and two of his old team mothers. They had insisted. There was a...

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    Ruby II

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    When Jesse was 20, he had met Colin in a shop course at the college. Colin was a year his younger, and he was the kid brother of Will Martin- the Will Martin, who had set several district records in track and football as a ball carrier when he was in high school. Will...

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    Ruby I

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    At about 4PM, Jesse decided it was time to go, so he locked up the cabin after he grabbed the cookie tin off of the table and his old denim jacket and his hat. A light rain pelted the soil on the walk down to the driveway and his pickup, and the smell of...

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    Slow Burner

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    It’s been a strange day, to say the least. It started quietly enough, but around noon, I received an email from the office administrator of our neighborhood’s HOA, in which she stated that she had quit the day before. Her reasons for quitting were two, and named- two men who sit on the board...

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    Welcome Back

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    A few days ago, one of my classmates from high school mentioned on Facebook that after a long time away, he and his family had moved back to Albuquerque, and that he was looking forward to reconnecting with old friends. When I knew him in high school, we had been in student senate together...

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    Priming the Pump

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    It’s been, for some reason, a tremendously slow reading year for me this year. It’s not because I don’t have books to read. I have a sizable stack of books just waiting to be read, and they are inviting tomes. I think its just been more that I’ve had a hard time making myself...

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