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Breathing all the way home

7 a.m. The phone rang. I jumped out of bed. The tangled-up stretchy hose wrapped around my neck held me hostage. Five straps held a plastic hollow nose to my…

When the artist passes by

The typical artist is full of herself. She sucks the air out of the room with her great ideas. She tells everyone of her latest vision, which she believes will…

Hunting stories and brotherly love

My Sweet Al jumped at the chance of hunting with his brother. He spent two weeks getting ready. He carried totes of hunting gear from the garage to the house.…

On the way home from the party

Summer parties are winding down. We have one more party to attend. Ours. My Sweet Al and I are poor party guests and wonder why we are invited in the…

A cluttered affair to remember

“I’ve got clutter, clutter, clutter, clut, clut, clut, clutter,” Bone Hampton sings. “I’ve got clutter. I use an electric slide to get through all the clutter. I have nightmares I…

Staying relevant to younger generations

It is important to stay relevant with our grandchildren. We have thought of relevancy as compromising and watering down our convictions. It means staying closely connected. We are relating to…

Wired for the occasion

“Do you snore?” “My Sweet Al says I do, but I don’t think I do.” “Do you quit breathing when you sleep?” “I don’t know. I’m still here.” “You need…

Everyone has a story, but not without flaws

Everybody has a chapter they don’t read out loud. It might be the most important thing that happens to them in their life story and the most embarrassing. It could…

Summer commitment, long nights and small-town fun

Roll out the pizza dough and throw it in the air. Add the marinara sauce and sprinkle shredded cheese. Toss on a few pepperonis, slide it in a hot oven…

Scale down to one life and live it well

My friend, same age as I am, said, “I’ve been thinking about how five years will look from now. Do I still want to be doing what I’m doing? I…