All Booked Up

Well, Lynn has abandoned us once again, although by the time you read this she could have returned — just hopefully not too soon. This was the big week of Lynn’s camping trip that wasn’t, and while she remains a bit chagrined that she backed off her plans to sleep on the ground in a […]

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Hirpling

Azimuth Orange light leads to symme- try again when silver brooks begin to burble yellow then can mimi- cry as graying filters pink through growing herbal Pricking of a green thumb black now has been pilfered and away brown hirples so blue and red become purple I wrote this poem, which is in some form […]

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The Dark Side of Football

I started this entry 11 months ago, at the end of the middle school football season. I ran to 1,300 words and was still plunking along when I set it aside, and now that we’re at another football season, here it is, relevant again. I don’t know most of the kids at Gunnison Middle School. […]

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Plugging Along

While Lynn has been lumping boxes — she and one co-worker sorted 1,400 packages Saturday morning — I have been hard at work myself, watching videos. Now, this is not the standard video-watching that takes place at Pat’s, where some large percentage of the workforce just assumes that part of their job description includes propping […]

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Going Postal

When we talk about waiting, no discussion would be complete without mention of the United States Postal Service, which at least around here seems single-handedly determined to teach people patience whether they want to learn it or not. The Postal Service is a giant amorphous agency that seems to be perpetually a point of controversy. […]

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Where the Real Fraud Grows

To go back to the subject of waiting, as if I were anywhere near done with the topic yesterday, one of the things I’m waiting on — futilely, I’m afraid — is for sanity to be restored among 30-ish percent of the American voting public. Or at least among the politicians these folks vote for. […]

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Always A Day Away

I feel like life consists of a whole lot of waiting these days. That’s probably true in general for lots of people, with future dates and appointments set, but these days I’m having a horrible time living in the moment. So I wait and wait and wait, and it’s not good waiting, like for Santa […]

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Roughing It

I was going to tell you Lynn had abandoned us, but because I am a slacker I didn’t get around to it in time, thus taking all the drama out of my melodrama and leaving me with the mellow: Lynn did abandon us, but she came back, because her camping trip was only for one […]

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FedUp With FedEx

I started this a week ago, when the event — and the telescope — were fresher in everyone’s minds. You know what makes a human feel small and puny and powerless? No, not the astoundingly beautiful images released by NASA from the James Webb Telescope, itself located one million miles from us puny humans. No, […]

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The July Effect

No, I’m not dead; I don’t even have covid — yet, although it seems to be creeping ever closer, given the number of people I know who have or just had it. But I see I haven’t been here at my blog for the entirety of July, which somehow is half over. I meant to […]

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