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Sunday, November 25, 2018

Sunday, November 25, 2018 - 23:24:00

Do not resuscitate

At the outset, let me just say that I am not one of those who considers 64 to be anywhere near old age.

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Tuesday, November 6, 2018

Tuesday, November 6, 2018 - 21:28:00

Elections as political/spiritual surgery

Those of us who have faced serious illness are more than aware of the emotions we all have in common before inevitable tests, procedures and surgeries.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2018

Tuesday, October 30, 2018 - 13:14:00

Et tu, Boy’s Life?

Et tu, Boy’s Life? When I was a young Boy Sprout, one of my chief pleasures in life was the arrival of Boy’s Life, the official magazine of the Boy Scouts of America, in my mailbox.

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Monday, October 22, 2018

Monday, October 22, 2018 - 22:37:00

Kudos to Arkansas Libertarians - not that I’ll ever vote for any of ‘em, but still . . .

Kudos to Arkansas Libertarians - not that I’ll ever vote for any of ‘em, but still . . .

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Thursday, October 4, 2018

Thursday, October 4, 2018 - 11:09:00

Do not go gentle into that good library . . .

Well, Gambling Reader, I’ve written about many important topics of late, which I am sure has enthralled each and every one of you.

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Wednesday, October 3, 2018

Wednesday, October 3, 2018 - 14:27:00

Lies, Damned Lies and Facebook Posts

The recent mockery of Dr. Christine Blasey Ford on Facebook seems to fall into one of three categories.A - The posts from folks who still believe everything they read online.

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Thursday, September 20, 2018 - 01:04:00

Public Men and Sinning in the Dark

Over the years I suspect that I could find maybe ten, twelve people who could attest to the fact that I am a fellow of good character, and that they could not imagine me doing anything untoward.

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Friday, September 14, 2018

Friday, September 14, 2018 - 22:14:00

Paradise Lost

Throughout my life I have usually had but a handful of trusted intimates. When I was younger this was due to painful shyness, but as I have grown older, I have come to believe that this is the natural order of things.

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Monday, September 3, 2018

Monday, September 3, 2018 - 22:33:00

Thank you for your service: America’s hourly workers

Labor Day may be one of the few holidays we celebrate but don’t actually celebrate.

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Thursday, August 30, 2018

Thursday, August 30, 2018 - 21:13:00

Fear of Falling

The first thing you realize, as you hit the floor, is that those no-skid socks they give you to wear in the hospital?

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Saturday, August 25, 2018

Saturday, August 25, 2018 - 00:16:00

Recuperation

I used to think that I would never be too sick to write, but my recent “vacation” in the hospital has thrown me me for a loop.

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Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Wednesday, August 15, 2018 - 17:01:00

Time Travel Apology Tour

Time Travel Apology Tour I have been thinking, the last few years, how nice it would be to have a time machine, to enable one to go back in time and try to smooth over one’s screw ups.

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Monday, August 6, 2018

Monday, August 6, 2018 - 12:49:00

Fayetteville: Long-overdue rebellion coming in the South of town?

Back in the days when I would take long walks at night and early morning, South Fayetteville was always one of my favorite parts of town to travel in, working out any creative (or otherwise) problems I might be having.

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Monday, July 30, 2018

Monday, July 30, 2018 - 11:41:00

Contractor Hell

Well, it’s been a relaxing few weeks away from the world of Internet Outrage, but now that I have a few minutes to spare, I thought I’d post something, lest whatever writing skills I still have atrophy and wither away.

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Thursday, July 12, 2018

Thursday, July 12, 2018 - 11:47:00

UAMS: With socks on my mind

I’ve had The Procedure twice now at Little Rock’s UAMS, and oddly, instead of thinking about my health, I find my mind occasionally drifting to the subject of socks.

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Monday, July 9, 2018 - 12:31:00

In appreciation of film reviews: Film and the written word

I was telling Tracy about films coming to the base theater when I was a kid, and I suddenly remembered that - especially if you were stationed in a non-English speaking country - pretty much the only movie previews we saw were the ones shown at the theater.

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Monday, July 2, 2018

Monday, July 2, 2018 - 13:41:00

Bear Trap Territory: Why I can’t quite go above six on the pain chart

Though my prognosis doesn’t seem as dire as it did a few months ago, there are still occasional days when I feel like death warmed over - hence the fact that I am not as diehard in my writing as I should be.

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Thursday, June 28, 2018

Thursday, June 28, 2018 - 17:43:00

The day I hung up on Harlan Ellison

Harlan Ellison, who has had more influence on my writing than any other writer, has died.

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Friday, June 22, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018 - 12:37:00

Michael Savage’s Countdown to Mecca: Mesmerized by bad writing

It was as if everything in the world had vanished and the only things still in existence were myself and the book I was gripping in my hands.

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Sunday, June 17, 2018

Sunday, June 17, 2018 - 12:15:00

Ripples in a stream: How removing kids from their parents will Create a generation of people who will hold America in contempt

Donald Trump, a man almost pathological in his need for love and praise, seems totally unaware of the long-term consequences of the current policy of forcibly removing children from their parents at the border.

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