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Faster Than the Speed of Light

I sometimes awake afraid and drenched in my own perspiration.  I am afraid that everything I thought I once unequivocally knew now seems to be so very unclear.  The once well thought out plans which I believed to be etched … Continue reading

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Seven Years From Home

It’s been seven long years since this man, once young of years and heart, last saw his home.  As he stood on the hallowed ground where more than 11,500 years ago the people who once lived here gathered together to … Continue reading

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You Were So Remarkably Imperfect

  I had no way of anticipating the extent to which my life would change after I met you.  I truly believed I knew everything there was to know about selecting a wardrobe, ordering from a menu and dealing with … Continue reading

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Stand Watie and the Oldest Wind

I often find that traveling the Missouri Ozarks back roads can lead me to the most interesting places.  Those places seem to be untouched by time and are occasionally discovered to be the resting places for closely held secrets.  If … Continue reading

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The Date on the Stone

Years ago I convinced my wife, Robin that the two of us should make some post death arrangements.  She thought the idea was somewhat grotesque in nature but, always a practical sort, she agreed with the notion.  We added some … Continue reading

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The Tale of the Cat

I have a cat.  Well, that may be a somewhat erroneous statement but I vehemently deny even the faintest suggestion or innuendo that she has me.  I will however, although with some degree of hesitation, agree to the assertion that … Continue reading

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Good Neighbors

The old man recalled thinking about the reasons why those who knew his wife and lived near her hadn’t visited the terminally ill neighbor, attended her funeral service or, after her death, expressed their heartfelt condolences to him.  Many of … Continue reading

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