Freedom and Slavery

Yesterday, my sons and I had a long discussion about our family tree. I think its very cool and works as a great teaching tool when it comes to learning about history. The early colonial Americans caught Native Americans, caged them like Animals and shipped them overseas as slaves. This is a point of slavery […]

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Fade Away

A man from here served something like twenty years. He had gone after a rapist and beat him to death. He never tried to hide it and I was never afraid of him. He appreciated that I was keeping the home town alive. So, he’d stop in and buy stuff when he was riding around. […]

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Stories

I love stories. We, as people, are addicted to stories. My grandparents used to call the soap opera shows they watched “stories” when I was a child. We listen to songs, we watch TV, we read books. It’s all just stories. Varied stories, varied versions, varied story-telling methods. We tell ourselves stories in our sleep […]

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Shank

There was a pastor of a church. He and his family lived down the street. Mr. Shank had three sons. You know what they say about preacher’s children and how wild they are. Well, this family was no exception. Some are, I suppose. The boys grew up to be men. They were used to a […]

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Dialogue Change

Mamie was a character, a damn right card. She had wild curly hair and the largest mouth in the whole South. She’d play with all the kids in town, run races and make silly faces. She was energetic and lively. Most any woman like Mamie would stand out most anywhere but in the little town […]

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Take the Bull by the Horns

  A few years ago someone gave me a set of bull horns for my birthday. It was a complete surprise. I thought about putting them on my truck to be funny, but never did. I don’t think they were made for that. Recently, at a function, I had another person tell me that they […]

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Spirit: Physics Part 3

And in the forgotten about continuation of my Physics discussion…. In the Laws of Thermodynamics, energy can not be created nor destroyed. That’s kind of big in determining what happens to us when we die. We are energy to a certain extent. Could the “spirit” I referred to in part two that goes through space […]

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Rat Killing

The poor family kept arsenic around to poison the rats that always came in the rickety house. The house was more of a shack, but it had a roof and a wood burning stove in the kitchen. Rats came in from the fields almost year round. Back then, they had kids to help with the […]

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Old Man in the Subway

I saw an old man at the Subway terminal. He appeared to be both blind and deaf. He was wandering around like a spinning wind up toy, only slower. I couldn’t tell if there was ,in fact, any method to his madness, at first. I hollared out at him, cause Lord, I didn’t want him […]

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