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April Fool’s

April Fool’s Day (a Short Essay) When I was a kid, my folks always played the same April Fool’s joke on me. I’d be lying in bed and one of them would come in and wake me,  saying “it snowed … Continue reading

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The Party

Feeling a little bit maudlin when I wrote this new piece of flash non-fiction, but just tried to roll with the feeling, honor it, and hopefully, make it something more. Enjoy. Doug THE PARTY On Sunday afternoons, if I’m out … Continue reading

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No Fear

I’m also working on putting together a collection of published and unpublished essays for release. This piece is a bit out of season, but hopefully extends beyond when the snows are melted. It originally went out as a family email … Continue reading

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Real Real Gone

Not a fan of bucket lists, per se.  Every day should be a bucket list, if that makes sense.  However, there are a few ticks on my list and one of them was catching Van Morrison live.  Used to go … Continue reading

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Impermanence

Here’s one I started a long time ago and just got around to finishing . Enjoy. Impermanence Visiting my parents I stay in my childhood home Which is nothing like my childhood home In the same way I am nothing … Continue reading

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Old Soldiers, Grace, and Gordon

Little story for y’all…happy march to you! “I can’t think of any Gordon Lightfoot song I don’t like. Everytime I hear a song of his, it’s like I wish it would last forever. ” – Bob Dylan. Yup, Gordon Lightfoot is … Continue reading

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Colorful Forgiveness Dreams

Happy New Year!   Maybe it’s just a man-made calendar system we’re looking at, but why not turn the page and think, yes, this is the year that will be the best year ever?  No regrets! In an interesting tale, Jude … Continue reading

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