Category Archives: Miscellaneous thoughts

A phone call changed my Labor Day Weekend plans

This year has required a lot of flexibility. And let’s be honest, most of the changes have created anxiety. I don’t know about you, but most of the news I’ve received this year has been bad. I’ve had little to … Continue reading

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Be careful, not fearful

The average age of death from COVID-19 in Kansas is 79. Ninety-one percent of deaths (381) have been age 65 and older. Zero deaths have been reported under the age of 18. I repeat—zero. Continue reading

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Duh! Read more than the headline!

I came across a headline on Facebook announcing that Chuck Norris had died from COVID-19 at the age of 80. I read the short online story. Several sentences spelled out his storied career in martial arts, movies and television. Then, … Continue reading

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Dear NFL

Dear NFL, Ours has been a simple relationship that flourished in spite of any differences we may have had. I didn’t care about your political or religious views and you didn’t care about mine. I’ve respected your consistency in avoiding … Continue reading

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My First Kill

I killed my first snake today. I’ve seen a few snakes in my life but I’ve never been close enough for long enough to kill one. But today was different. Today, that angry, vicious seed of Satan didn’t give me … Continue reading

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Old Friends / New Love

I graduated high school in a class of forty-four students from Yates Center High School. Each year during Memorial Day weekend, Yates Center hosts their version of Old Settlers. One of the things I enjoy most about Yates Center Days … Continue reading

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The Teacher Who Impacted Me Most

This morning as I sat on the track, stretching after a rough session of sprints, thoughts of yesterday’s graduation ceremony came to mind. Specifically, I thought about the verbal tribute paid to the teachers by both the administration and the … Continue reading

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Our Drive Home from Colorado

It was fifty-four degrees and mostly sunny when Sydney and I arrived in Limon, Colorado on Sunday, April 30, returning to Kansas from a writer’s conference in Colorado Springs. I had just passed the convenient store (even though I strongly … Continue reading

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