Tag Archives: philosophy

Mary and The Valencia Chalice

I had for some time corresponded with Mary through emails.  We bounced the internet based conversations to and fro for several months until we made a mutually agreed upon decision to meet face to face.  We selected a well-known restaurant … 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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That’s Just the Way Cats Are

Most of the stories I write about involve events and people who live, or once lived, in McDonald County; After all, this newspaper is called “The McDonald County Press.”  However, once in a while someone stops to talk with me … Continue reading

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A Matter of Perspective

Not far from my home stands a hill that, when measured against other hills in the area, can be best described as being of modest proportions.  The hill overlooks a green grassy covered meadow below and a small stream whose … Continue reading

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The Unassuming Golfer

Golf, as anyone who has ever played the game will certainly tell you, can be one of the most exasperating experiences imaginable.  Just when you are convinced you have mastered the complex parts of the game, everything goes wrong and … Continue reading

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The New River

Sometimes I find myself drawn to the river.  I go to the river bank while the sky is still dark and watch the course of the water as the sun makes its entrance.   The sun’s early glimmers reflect off the … Continue reading

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A Bit of Cosmic Dust

I’ve spent most of my life not believing a higher power existed but hoping one did.  How did I become what I am today?  Why wasn’t I destined to be a bit of cosmic dust?  Maybe I could have been … Continue reading

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