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  • You’re Just A Memory Now

    My daughter says I look sad but wonders why I am not crying if I really am. I tell her I just found out an old friend died and I am sad but not the kind of sad that makes me cry. She gives me a hug and I tell her it is ok and […] (Visited 5 times, ...

  • Steve Jobs’ Ghost Gave Me A Cellphone

    This post is going in a different direction than I had intended. I was going to share how much traffic I generated from using a headline about “Spitting and Swallowing” that had nothing to do with sex but something sent me in a different direction. Don...

  • What Happens When Bloggers Bully

    Editor’s Note: The first time I ran this post was here. I almost didn’t use  the word bully again because people have begun to abuse it as they have other words such as epic and amazing. It shouldn’t be misused because when you do that words lose their...

  • My Laughing Place

    Been 11 months since I came home but it hasn’t been an easy time. That is because my return wasn’t the choice I wanted to make, it was the one I had to make. I remember thinking about what to do and realizing that if I sent want, need and had to into...

  • How Much Time Does It Take To Be A Good Father?

    Ask me to share memories of things I did as a kid with my father and I’ll tell stories about fixing things around the house, family vacations with dad driving our station wagon while my sisters and I stared out the window and watched America roll by...

  • A Course Correction

    Sometimes I look at that picture and imagine I am riding my horse…out of town. Most of the time the soundtrack in my mind plays music from a Western like The Good, The Bad & The Ugly.  But sometimes it’s different, sometimes I see myself boarding...

  • The Best Defense Is A Good Offense

    How many blog posts have headlines that reference Mel, the chef on Alice. Actually I am not sure if Mel actually said the best defense is a good offense or not but if he did Flo would have said to kiss her grits. But for the sake of the post I’ll share...

  • Do You Miss Old Fashioned Blogging?

    “What really knocks me out is a book that, when you’re all done reading it, you wish the author that wrote it was a terrific friend of yours and you could call him up on the phone whenever you felt like it. That doesn’t happen much, though.” ― J.D. Salinger...

  • When Dad Bloggers Howl At The Moon

    It sounded like six shots in the night. Six different moments laid one next to the other, pop, pop, pop, pop, pop…pop. Was that what I heard or was it a car back firing? Seconds before I finished an episode of Sons of Anarchy, number 11 in season 6....

  • Writing, Music & Breakfast Sandwiches

    Paul Simon is singing about him and Julio doing their thing at the school yard but I am day dreaming about the Hamilton Beach 25475A Breakfast Sandwich Maker. No, that is not an affiliate link but maybe it should be. Doesn’t really matter because unless...

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