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  • Wonder what became of the shoelace kid?

    The tavern had closed at midnight. The last three patrons were standing outside on the sidewalk, trying to decide whether to call it a night or find another place selling adult beverages at that hour.

    January 29, 2014

  • Twists of fate can change a life forever

    The old man quietly surveyed his surroundings as his mind carried him back 71 years to World War II and his first trip to Kentucky.

    January 22, 2014

  • A dollar down, a dollar a week…forever

    What is it about having your own motor vehicle that makes it so important, even a rite of passage, for teenagers?

    January 15, 2014

  • ‘I’m as mad as hell and I’m not going to take this anymore‘

    That sentence of dialogue by British actor Peter Finch in the 1976 movie “Network” is among the most quoted movie lines in various trivia games.

    January 8, 2014

  • Betrayed by $50 and a quart of whiskey

    The old two-room schoolhouse hadn’t been used for awhile and the county school board decided to sell it at public auction.

    January 1, 2014

  • Like Christmas, the song comes back yearly

    We sang “Silent Night” in church last Sunday and I had the same flashback I have each year when that beautiful song first signals the Christmas season.

    December 25, 2013

  • A rabbit hunting trip never to be forgotten

    Four of my uncles were coming home for Christmas. They planned a rabbit hunting trip and insisted that their two nephews go along.

    December 18, 2013

  • An unlikely band of Santa’s helpers…

    I don’t recall exactly when it started but I know I was in college. We were having Christmas Eve dinner when a man came by to bring my dad a decanter of Christmas cheer. As he turned to leave, he asked if I had plans for the night. I was leaving early on Christmas Day on a fishing trip to Florida with friends but my evening was free.

    December 11, 2013

  • It’s hard to fool an old snipe hunter…

    For openers, I’ll define the word “snipe.” It’s actually a small, coastal bird but often is said to be an animal that lives in the forest and is difficult to see and to capture. A “snipe hunt” has been a rite of passage for generations of Boy Scouts and other young folks who’ve attended summer camps in the country.

    December 4, 2013

  • Thoughts on the deaths of those we revere “Any man's death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind; and therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.” I have often reflected on those immortal words of John Donne, the great English poet, while trying to cope with the deaths of family members, friends and other persons important to me.

    November 27, 2013

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