• Nothing More Than Fillings

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    I’ve had a pretty good run, as far as my teeth go. I don’t think I had my first recognized cavity until I was 45. I had a first filling go in at the time. Two years later, I had another cavity discovered and filled. Earlier this year, a rear molar went off on...

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    Midgard, Ice, and Denial

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    Sunday was a Shutdown Day. I just didn’t want to do much today. but the day still went fine enough. In a random act of self-healing, I for some reason depressed the water dispenser lever in the refrigerator door to see if it was working this afternoon, and to my surprise, a decent stream...

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    Day Trip: A Day for the Birds

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    The day started at 5:45 this morning when my eyes opened 15 minutes before the alarm went off. Today was Bosque del Apache day. I was on the road by 6:20 after I got clothes and camera gear together and the cats taken care of for the day and the coffee made. I figured...

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    My Fears of Braking Bad

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    It’s an odd anxiety. It was probably exacerbated by the story about that actor guy it happened to a few years back. For whatever reason, I often drive somewhere, park, and then get out of my truck and begin to walk away- and then I have to turn around and look and make sure...

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    Dinner with Brett

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    Tonight, I was grateful to go to dinner with my nephew Brett, to just hang out and to catch up. As we left from his house, I asked him where he wanted to go. Somehow we decided on Greek food- neither of us ate much of it other wise. We ended up going to...

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    Late Words

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    It is 11 and the words do not come, denied by drowse and doubt and indifference and fear, some too hot to hoist, the rest too dull to write, the sheet before me a vast white gulf, a deep white crevasse that swallows ideas whole. I can only describe their reticence, which is mine,...

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    Gifts and Debts

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    We’re rolling into the holiday season. I mean, the Christmas decorations are already out at popular retailers. One local radio station leapt straight to all-Christmas songs all of the time shortly after Halloween was marked off of the calendar. It’s a short sprint into the end of the year. Thanksgiving will be here soon,...

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    Good

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    “To write better you must develop your taste for truth. You have to pay more attention to what you really think, feel, see and want.” ― Jonathan Price, Put That in Writing In a state of frustration, she threw the giant question at me. “Who is good?” We had been talking about people and...

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    Fluorescence, Family, and Feast Day

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    I wasn’t sure what my day would look like this morning, but it became a rich one. Following breakfast and an enjoyable time at church (sermon point: give to bless loved ones in your life, not out of obligation), I visited the Gate of Heaven Catholic Cemetery right next to my neighborhood, chiefly to...

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    Armistice Day

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    Today I got a call from my folks around 4:00 to join them and my nephew Grant at Blake’s Lotaburger for dinner. It was a welcome request, because I had not ate anything worthwhile all day until I joined them for dinner. Grant loves Blake’s like I and my folks do, so it was...

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