Category Archives: Summer

Sunday Morning Buffaloes

Ever experience that magical event that occurs when you place a yard sale sign in front of your house?  The sign seems to act like a homing beacon of sorts, emitting some kind of bargain hunter attractant and suddenly, ten … Continue reading

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Living in a Floodplain

The banks of Bear Creek were not filled to capacity this year.  I vividly recall that very spot a year ago when the creek was overflowing, swollen from unseasonably late summer rains.   This year the creek displayed an inviting architecture … Continue reading

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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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An Unquenchable Thirst

The yard was crispy outside as the effects of the hottest days of summer were upon us.  With July almost past and August on its way the scorching heat was beginning to take its toll on the yard and trees.  … Continue reading

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