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Monthly Archives: June 2015

Armadillo Redux — Part Two June 28, 2015

This is part two in a series. For part one,  click here. I’ve never shot and killed anything in my life. This is partly because I grew up on Long Island where the population density is such that if you fire a gun in any direction at any time of day or night you are guaranteed…

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Armadillo Redux June 21, 2015

My house has a history with armadillos.  In fact, the name of my next book, currently in the production stages, is “The Armadillo, The Pickaxe, and the Laundry Basket,” based on the time when an armadillo tunneled its way into my bedroom one night.  As it turned out, the armadillo and his army of armadillo…

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BOOK REVIEW: Trailer Trashed June 19, 2015

Trailer Trashed: My Dubious Efforts Toward Upward Mobilityby Hollis Gillespie Hollis Gillespie is not like the other kids. The origins of which are clear from her description of her family growing up – her mother was a nuclear engineer (a bomb maker, specifically) and her father was a chronically unemployed alcoholic trailer salesman. Both had…

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Mom Jeans June 13, 2015

I’ve had a longstanding rule at my lake house.  The house, located in the muddy armpit of Lake Oconee, is designed to be an oasis.  Nothing stressful is supposed to happen there.  We have no television access, so you can’t watch the news to find out who was brutally murdered or who was maimed in…

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BOOK REVIEW: Wee Free Men June 12, 2015

The Wee Free Men (Tiffany Aching)by Terry Pratchett Apparently, I’m on a fantasy kick. But that’s ok when there are still books by the late Terry Pratchett for me to read. I swear, during his prolific and tragically short lifetime he could write faster than I can read. Most of his books are good. Some…

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Yo Quiero Taco Bell June 7, 2015

I have to admit that I spend a stupid amount of time at Taco Bell for someone my age.  I associate Taco Bell with college road trips, when I could get a taco or bean burrito for the amount of change I could find in the sofa cushions.  It’s a little more expensive now, but, then again,…

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BOOK REVIEW: The Kingdom of Keys June 5, 2015

The Kingdom of Keys by Brian Moloney I have long been a follower of Brian Moloney’s blog “The Freelance Retort,” which is a collection of random thoughts and the occasional creative venture involving the zombies that live across the street from him.  Brian has a goofy, almost dorky sense of humor that makes me giggle. …

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