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Standing on the Corner

In the summer of 1955 I was between my Junior and Senior years at North High in Wichita, Kansas. I had given up my paper route a few months earlier, in part because I got tired of getting up at … Continue reading

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What’s In a Name? — Part 3

The first time my wife was married, she kept her “maiden” name. It confused her father: he was concerned that his daughter would never be “Mrs. So and So.” When she and I got married nearly 40 years ago, she … Continue reading

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Some ideas about how to live with AR-15 type rifles:

I don’t want to debate the Second Amendment. I don’t want to argue about what the “AR” in the name means – just accept it as a reference to semi-automatic firing rifles, regardless of name or number. I don’t want … Continue reading

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Shame on Senate Democrats

Someone has to say this, so it might as well be me: Senate Democrats should be ashamed of themselves! They are acting like sanctimonious hysterical harridans, not the mature minders of political decorum that the Founding Fathers envisioned for the … Continue reading

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Smokey and the Water Pipe

Sometime during the winter of 1969, the Twin Oaks water pump stopped working. The pump was old, and was submerged more than 40 feet in the ground, attached to lengths of 4” white PVC pipe that brought the water to … Continue reading

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Ministers, Mediums, and Mystics, Oh My!

I don’t believe in ghosts, spirits, wraiths, or goblins. I also don’t believe in angels, demons, devils, or gods. And since I don’t believe that those things exist, I certainly don’t believe that there are people in this world who … Continue reading

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I Scream, You Scream…

I am an unabashed fan of Haagen Daz ice cream, not because of its fancy name, but because it is by far the best tasting ice cream available in the supermarket. The reason it tastes better than any of its … Continue reading

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