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Unforgettable Thanksgiving

I’m a storyteller and don’t pretend to be anything else. The following is the story of one Thanksgiving dinner and people I will never forget. A bit of background: I was teaching sixth grade in Ohio and my sister was living with me. She was the Director of Nursing at the local hospital. She was…

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Reflections on Choice

Days are shorter and nights are longer as winter, the dark season, fast approaches. We’ve had our first spot of snow and breathe a sigh of relief that it was a pittance compared to what fell north of us. Now we race toward the holidays as Black Friday sales gear up to claim our attention.…

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Remembrance

The eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month Armistice was declared to end the First World War, in 1918. It was the first war in which the United States participated on an international scale and was to be the war that would end all wars. This was not to be the case,…

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Pause That Refreshes

For a most of 146 years this phrase has been a part of the American lexicon. The old soda fountains are now a part of a lost culture though every once-in-a-while you’ll find one stashed away in a little country store on a lost back road. Reproductions don’t count as they do not have the…

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Pirouette

I’m bored to death with the backslapping and drinking that marks a Racing Championship Banquet. In a fit of insanity, I made the mistake of sponsoring a trophy. My brother, Kane insists that as CEO of Young Racing I hand out the trophy for the most Promising Engine Design of the year. To escape a…

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Field of Ghosts

  The peoples we know as American Indians or Native Americans migrated across the Bering Strait. Then moved down through Alaska and Canada to the lower reaches of the South American continent. Strong winds pushing, swirling, lightning-marred clouds of black and gray followed the tribes on their journey. The death clouds were their constant companions.…

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A Hunting We Will Go

Last night while I was eating supper I watched two does grazing in the fresh cut hay field near the woods. I don’t approve of random killing of these fine specimens of wildlife I do realized that an annual harvest is necessary to maintain the health and stability of the herd. There was a day…

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Country Monument

By Nash Black During the 1930s about 27,000 of these monuments to food production served the farms and small towns across American. They have been called ‘prairie cathedrals’ by those who understand the role these ancient wooden buildings served to create the image of how our small farms fed the world. Today, few have seen…

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Moon Fishing

Last week we enjoyed one of the most famous moons of the year, the Harvest Moon. Did you have trouble falling asleep? Did you discover that you had gain weight? Hospital emergency rooms have long reported a rise in trauma cases on the night of a full moon especially if it coincides with a weekend.…

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Brain Teasers

Summer is drawing to a close but one remembers the joys of the season. The future is watching you right now through memories of these glorious days. There are important discoveries to be made. We are given so much time on this earth so waste it wisely. Below is how I squander some of mine.…

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