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Imagination Conjuring Reality

D.K. Wall

Imagination Conjuring Reality

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Internet Down

Internet Down

October 19, 2017 | 1

Working from home in a secluded, beautiful location sounds wonderful – until you discover your connection with the outside world is gone. Internet Down.

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I Speak Southern

I Speak Southern

October 5, 2017 | 4

When the times call for it, I can speak Southern – a thick, syrupy, not understood by those from outside the South Southern.

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Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

Puerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

September 21, 2017 | 0

September 14, 1989 – Hurricane Hugo slammed into the Northeastern corner of Puerto Rico with hurricane force winds of 125 miles per hour, caused wide spread flooding, killing 12, leaving 28,000 people homeless, and destroying economically critical banana and coffee crops. September 20, 2017 – Hurricane Maria, with sustained winds of 155 miles per hour … Read morePuerto Rico and Hurricane Maria

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Making The Grade

Making The Grade

September 13, 2017 | 0

Back in the 1990’s, I taught for several years at a major university as an Adjunct Lecturer of Accounting. This story is based on an actual event, though the student’s name, thoughts and motives have been fictionalized. Just as the professor started the evening class, David settled into his seat at the back of the … Read moreMaking The Grade

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Hurricane Hugo Dawn - Courtesy of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration/Department of Commerce

Hurricane Hugo Dawn

September 7, 2017 | 2

My best wishes and thoughts for everyone dealing with the aftermath of Hurricane Harvey and facing the onslaught of Hurricane Irma. Mine is but a story of inconvenience and it pales in comparison. Friday, September 22, 1989 – The window glowed with the early light of dawn. Fearing I had overslept, I looked for the … Read moreHurricane Hugo Dawn

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Touring Mansions

Touring Mansions

August 28, 2017 | 0

We were enjoying a Sunday brunch at an outdoor café when we saw a couple with their young children, all well-dressed in their church clothes, enthralled with the Jeep full of six Siberian Huskies parallel parked on Main Street. The dogs I knew; they were mine. But I couldn’t place the family, despite their recognizable faces. Tired from a morning … Read moreTouring Mansions

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Vampire Eclipse

August 21, 2017 | 1

The shadows stretched across the room as the skies darkened outside, barely illuminating the ancient coffin in the far corner. The lid cracked open, Mordis’ long fingers extending outward into the room. Wrapping his hand around the edge, he pushed the lid open, the hinges squealing in protest. The 300-year-old vampire sat up and looked carefully at the darkening skies outside of the window.  Comfortable that he … Read moreVampire Eclipse

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Canine Solar Eclipse Glasses

Canine Solar Eclipse Glasses

August 19, 2017 | 6

Can we talk about a controversial topic?  No, not politics. That would be easy in comparison.  We need to talk about pets and the solar eclipse. Do dogs need to wear solar eclipse glasses? Should they just stay inside so they don’t damage their eyes?  Facebook is full of warnings about dogs who will need seeing eye dogs … Read moreCanine Solar Eclipse Glasses

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Rise Of The Radical Alt-Center

August 18, 2017 | 1

Our country reached a boiling point of political friction this past week and much discussion has centered around the “many sides” involved. Most of the attention has been focused on the alt-right, but some have also discussed the actions of the alt-left. But our main stream media, as always, fails to tell us the whole … Read moreRise Of The Radical Alt-Center

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Don’t Wear Sunglasses To An Eclipse

August 14, 2017 | 2

Since our area is in the path of totality for next week’s solar eclipse, the North Carolina Highway Patrol issued a press statement listing several safety reminders. Many of them are quite reasonable: Be patient Expect traffic delays Arrive early But further down the list come items that you would hope a licensed driver doesn’t … Read moreDon’t Wear Sunglasses To An Eclipse

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Mowing Is A Pain In The Ass

August 7, 2017 | 5

Mowing is a pain in the ass. My dislike for mowing began early when my father insisted I mow the lawn. I protested about the unfairness of it all, but he pointed to the food I ate, the bed I slept in and the clothes I wore. He always fought dirty like that. I would grumble about how none of my friends were forced to … Read moreMowing Is A Pain In The Ass

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modern torture devices

Modern Torture Devices

July 31, 2017 | 0

Sitting at the end of the room glistening under the overhead lights, the torture device beckoned its victim forward. Agony awaited those subjected to its fiendish mechanisms.   And, yet, I entered the chamber room of horror. Dread filled my heart as I approached the medieval apparatus. Large paddles sat vacant waiting for my feet to be secured in their grip. … Read moreModern Torture Devices

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