Monthly Archives: February 2014

Just what do you think you’re doing, John?

I have conversations with my chair. You need to understand this is not an ordinary chair. This is a new chair that my long-suffering wife, Lisa, bought for me on the sly, assembled herself, and set it before my computer. … Continue reading

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Southern Snow Storm

As most of you are aware, I am from Iowa. I grew up there. I know about cold weather. I know about blizzards. I live in the South, now, Upstate South Carolina in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains. … Continue reading

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Not my kind of suds…

After decades of dormancy, it emerged again, fangs and claws ripping into my memory, long dormant. “It” is shampoo.What’s scary about shampoo? Here’s the history. A while back, when our daughters were teenagers, I was sent to the supermarket to … Continue reading

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