• Archive for August, 2017

    Turkey Cheese Fries

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    I don’t usually just post food stuff on the old blog here, but today I had a truly remarkable meal at the Owl Cafe. For lunch, a few people from the office were heading up to the restaurant, and it sounded good on a sluggish Friday. With the invite, I had to join the...

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    Sweep, Spirit

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    Today, when I blinked, a fire fell, a cataclysmic flash of fear circled the earth and flattened fields, and brushed the broad plains red and black. The globe pitched sideways, every words became gobble, and my neighbors, glassy-eyed and guarded, fed on the hollow half-truths of hate and hurt. Sweep, Spirit, flare of Mercy,...

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    Misguided

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    He was thirty-one with yellowing teeth and yellowing finger tips and he did not have any tattoos on his forearms, but he did have some thin, stylish, expensive round glasses perched on his narrow nose, over a thin face and scrub-covered chin. His drab blonde hair was short and a tad bit oily, except...

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    Accidental Comedy is the Best

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    Case in point (the Payton's pup).

    Tonight was the last night of the summer screenwriting class I took with Marc Calderwood through UNM Continuing Education, and like each of the others, it was educational and entertaining. After Marc took a little time to recap some of the big thoughts we were supposed to take away from the course, he then...

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    Value

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    I am nearing 50 now, and it can seem like a precarious place. Besides health concerns and a growing sensitivity to the effects of mortality, there are also the questions that surface about meaning and purpose, and personal productivity as you head into your later years. It’s the season in life where everything you’ve...

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    The One I Thought I’d Be

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    I’m not the one I thought I’d be, so strong and full of certainty, an always kind and helpful man, a willing heart and helping hand. Time has a way of dulling down, of rending sight and shorting sound, of stealing spirit and hiding hope, of twisting capable into cope, and I, one time...

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    No Space For Charlottesville

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    When it comes to public conversations, I’m pretty much the guy who avoids talking politics and religion. Politics I largely avoid because I take a dim view of most politicians and their trade. I feel it is rare that one interested in a political career enters the fray with a clear comport of integrity...

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    Losing My Soles

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    I thought it was a good idea at the time. After all, the shoes I was wearing were probably 5 years old, and the stitching was coming out of the upper sections. There was a hole clear through the sole by the ball of my left one. There were new air conditioning slits on...

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    Fellowship of the Grill

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    I was grateful this afternoon when my sister texted. She had come across a good deal on steaks earlier, and wondered if I’d like to join her and her family for dinner. Steaks? Umm, yeah. “Bring your chiles.” The ones that had just come off the plants in my backyard. Yes, ma’am. After work,...

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    Bits and Scuttlebutt

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    Today the Cubs lost the final game of their series this week with the San Francisco Giants. They lost two out of three to the not-so-good Giants this week. They lost two-out-of-three to the NL East leading Washington Nationals. Their hottest bat, NL Player of the Week Willson Contrares, pulled a hamstring today running...

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