• Play Ball

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    Today, it was a Monday. And on top of being a Monday, about 4 this afternoon while we were at work downtown, it started to rain on our locale heavily, and that little rain event hung around for a good long while. Thankfully, it cleared up before 7 PM so that the Isotopes baseball...

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    “Unknown Map Error”

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    The truth is, I couldn’t see the road you all went down. I wish I had. It would have made life easier in a lot of ways. And I probably would have made a lot of people happier as well. But I’m not prone to efficiency, to excellency, to excess. I never have been....

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    Staring at the Plug

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    It’s a weird thing. In a week I turn 49, and via social media, I find I am still looking for approval from people in my past. From old high school classmates who don’t really know me, to a grand extent. From old church acquaintances that I was around, but never very close to,...

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    Fireworks

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    After a short night last night, I wandered through the morning today with a quiet anxiety when I awoke from sleepwalking, somewhere after 10:30. For some reason, I felt a deep nervousness about tonight, which may or may not have been warranted. Tonight, I was attending my first HOA community board meeting. After a...

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    Amnesia

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    You can never quite get inside what really happened to someone else. You can try, I guess, but how far can you really go? How much can you really know? When I met him, he set me up in my room in the men’s dorm when I first arrived early that misty fall in...

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    Today

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    Today, Kris Bryant, Cubs wunderkind and last year’s National league MVP, got tossed from a major league game for his first time ever, for pointing out to the ump that his called second and third strikes were horrible. That was cool. In the same game, Cubs starting pitcher John Lackey, grumbler extraordinaire, beaned 4...

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    A Nickel

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    When the morning rain was pushed out by the cresting sun and a curtain of humidity fell over the plain, he had gone out to see about trimming some bushes down. He was middle-aged and portly, too large, but his face was long and narrow under his brown thin-brimmed cap. His overalls held everything...

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    Zoo for Two

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    Brain Freeze

    I had a great time on Saturday going to the zoo with my nephew. With his brother out of town, I thought he might enjoy getting out of the house for the afternoon, and I thought the zoo would be a good place for me to take a few practice photos as I try...

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    Cortez’s Cash Cow

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    When Cortez came with his expedition from Cuba to Mesoamerica in 1519, he did it largely at his own expense, and without the blessings of his compatriot, the Governor of Cuba, Diego Velazquez de Cuellar. In fact, Cuellar actually cancelled Cortez’s expedition at the last minute, but Cortez didn’t care. He had largely funded...

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