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They looked like strawberries dotted across the white kitchen tile floor, only they weren't. It was quarter-sized drops of blood. Carol had already identified the source and quarantined Ollie in his travel crate. He wore that I've done something bad"" more
In a surrealistic presidential primary campaign season that has been more akin to a television reality show than to a serious process to determine who would be eligible to become our chief executive, … more
Lemonade or water?” came the cheerful greeting from the camp counselors. Pitchers filled to the brim stood in front of them, as well as a phalanx of plastic glasses. We passed up the drinks … more
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and … more
Some 240 years ago, our nation was formed on the basis of a few hopeful presumptions. After centuries of the world enduring absolute monarchs, constitutional monarchies, aristocracies, and militaristic rulers, our founding fathers believed that a people more
My niece’s two-year-old son, Wynn, squirmed in his mother lap. Clearly, breakfast was over, although he had only eaten two chunks of watermelon and a spoonful of cottage cheese. He was on to bigger … more
On June 23, 2016, the unthinkable happened in a referendum vote by United Kingdom citizens. The ballot referendum called “British Withdrawal from the European Union” or “Brexit” surprised the … more
What’s a gift without it being wrapped? I suppose it’s like going to a restaurant, ordering a sumptuous meal, and having it served out of the pan. Presentation is so much a part of the gift. … more
My Irishman father used to say, “A father is a father not by blood but by deed, it’s not who you are but what you do that makes you a father.” Being that my dad pretty much had a lyrical saying … more
The problem with perfection is that it has to be perfect. I realized that over Father’s Day weekend while working on a project that I imagined could be easily completed and leave lots of time to … more
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