• Walmart, A Squeaker, And “This Feeling”

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    Tonight, I went to a few stores after work to pick up a few items I thought might help the house seem (at least, to me) a little spruced up. My needs were not grand. A few blankets for beds. Tissue (which I discovered I did not need more of after the fact). A...

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    Hard Run Home

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    We don this night astride our fight a certain brilliant hue an earnest sense of expectance above the fog we view. Grand harbors spurned long night lamps burned through hardship we have pressed hard pushed by sail past thief and gale awaiting hearth and rest. What’s gained was gained what’s lost was lost the...

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    Autumn Awakens

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    I got up early this morning- 6 AM – as I have tried to do on recent Saturdays to just try and write a little. I am not really a morning person- sleeping in is one of my favorite things- but when I do get up early, I am always happy to watch the...

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    The 2017 Postseason Begins

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    Postseason baseball started this week. On Tuesday, Yankees beat the Twins for the AL Wild Card slot. On Wednesday, the Diamondbacks beat the Rockies by a narrow margin to take the NL Wild Card. The 8 teams jumping into the playoffs were, in order of expected finish (from first to last in each division):...

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    Potato Salad Serenity

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    I think it had probably been a week since I last saw my parents, and I was grateful we decided to go to dinner tonight. It was a normal old meal. The Quarters. Dad and his hot links sandwich. Mom and her Jack’s Special sandwich. Raspberry Tea to wash it down. And a necessary...

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    Baseball and Clouds

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    Tonight I came home and did my usual exercise of minimalism. I came home and made a sandwich and turned on the TV to watch Arizona play Colorado for the wild card slot in the National League playoffs. I went outside around 6:30 and the sky was luminescent to the west but already dull...

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    Last Class, Redux

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    Tonight was the fourth and final class of my second go in Gish’s “Writing Short Stories” course, and it was most enjoyable because each classmate got to take some time to both talk about why they wrote the story they ended up writing for class, and sharing portions from those stories. And there were...

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    No Story Here

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    After giving up on writing last night, I went to bed at a good time and slept decently well, and I woke up feeling oriented and optimistic about writing the story tonight. I went to work, and felt in decent shape, and had a little notebook with me to jot story thoughts down into...

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    Horses and Chiles

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    This evening I was glad it was game night- a good distraction from my writing frustrations of the weekend. It meant that I would join old game groupers Brian and Ron to play something which would let us escape real life for a few hours together and share a good meal, some good laughs,...

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    Frustration and Perspective

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    I spent all day studying and prepping to try and write a short story that is supposed to be finished and in final draft form on Tuesday- and I could not write anything tonight. I felt angry. I felt like giving this writing nonsense up. What’s the point. I can’t write when I need...

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