Monthly Archives: December 2014

Heifer for the Holidays

“Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime.” Volunteering in aid efforts during the Spanish Civil War, Ohio farmer Dan West was ladling rations … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday to my Big Brother, Scott

No one knows me like my brother. No one ever will. He’s the one who’s always been there. Goodness only knows what I must’ve learned from him as a little kid — I sure don’t remember. In writing his memoirs, … Continue reading

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Meet Brutus, the Wonder Dog

“That dog had super-powers!” young Sean shouted. I’d been telling tales about Brutus, the Wonder Dog, after our Thanksgiving feast. I called him “Wonder Dog” sometimes because he’d do something and you’d have to wonder why. Brutus is long gone now, but he … Continue reading

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Unclog the Blog

My brain’s been bloated with thoughts, words and stories since before Thanksgiving. Afterwards, a kind of creative constipation overwhelmed me, as I thought through various blog entries. Time to get those creative juices flowing again, and so here I offer a spray of … Continue reading

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