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Osprey's Tail Tale

Osprey’s Tail Tale

October 6, 2020 |

A completely true (except for the parts I made up) tale about an Osprey’s tail that brought up some blinding memories.

Road Rage

Road Rage

September 2, 2020 |

Our peaceful morning walk was shattered by the shouts and taunts from a passing vehicle—a moment of unbridled road rage.

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Running on Empty

Running On Empty

July 12, 2019 |

Rural highways, small towns, a big funeral, and lots of crops, but no service stations in sight and I was running on empty.

Privacy Policy I Wish I Had Used

The Privacy Policy I Wish I Had Used

May 29, 2018 |

Has your inbox been overflowing with Privacy Policies lately? I updated mine, too, but I thought my first draft was much better. Hope you enjoy the Privacy Policy I Wish I Had Used.

Brad And His Date

Brad And His Date

April 9, 2018 |

A wink-and-a-smile charming young man, Brad was a scoundrel. A mostly true tale of Brad and his date on a sidewalk in Folly Beach, South Carolina.

Mystical Talking Jack-O’-Lantern

October 26, 2017 |

A magical thing happened every Halloween in my neighborhood – a talking jack-o’-lantern conversed with neighborhood children.

Chaotic Morning – How Not To Begin A Day

February 2, 2017 |

I treasure the pre-dawn quiet to slowly awaken, savor the peace and quiet, and avoid a chaotic morning – unlike yesterday.

Crappy Little Short Story

A Crappy Little Short Story

January 8, 2020 |

This is not a literary masterpiece. It’s a crappy little short story. A tale of rainy weather, dog walking, and the necessary output from those efforts.

Murrells Inlet Sunrise

Change of Scenery

August 7, 2019 |

The simplest explanation why we are leaving Maggie Valley and moving to Murrells Inlet is a change of scenery. The complete truth is more complex.

Black Magic

Black Magic

December 19, 2018 |

How do you create black magic in the middle of the night? Two dogs, two rabbits, a bright flashlight, a social media post, and an evil overlord.

Culturally Appropriate Dinner Party Menu

Culturally Appropriate Dinner Party Menu

May 29, 2017 |

in this age of acute political correctness, imagine my horror when I discovered I was not preparing a culturally appropriate dinner party menu.

Grasping A Hot Reality

May 1, 2017 |

The danger for dogs in hot cars on summer days is real. But grasping the hot reality of exactly what is dangerous can be quite challenging for some.

Cave Entrapment

Cave Entrapment Of The Minor Kind

July 11, 2018 |

The heroic rescue of the boys in Thailand sparked the memory of my own spelunking experience which included a cave entrapment of the minor kind.

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