Monthly Archives: August 2010

The Curse of the Coon

There are seven days in a week, which equals out to 168 hours.  It was the last day of vacation, and only about five hours remained of the original 168 we’d planned to be gone until we would pass back through … Continue reading

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Blood in the Water – Part 2

Armed with a phone book and cell phone I struck out to find the nearest walk-in clinic.  I was bound and determined not to go to the emergency room, knowing that they cost a small fortune.  Moments later I was … Continue reading

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Blood in the Water

The summer of 2004 was in full swing.  It was early August, scorching hot, and time for a vacation.  The watermelons were ripe and ready, and so was my wife Katrina.  We were expecting our third daughter, Holly, which would … Continue reading

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Empty Nest Syndrome

As hard as I try, I don’t recollect ever having met a man that had empty nest syndrome.  In fact, I think it’s ingrained in men to nudge the “chicks” to the edge of the nest and give them the … Continue reading

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Not Dishwasher Safe

I reckon the tornado never came.  At some point someone had prepared for its disastrous results, but it never happened.  The preparation took the form of an old storm cellar.  When I was a kid that old storm cellar had … Continue reading

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