Monthly Archives: June 2013

I Loved That Man

    It was the Fall semester of my junior year at New Mexico State University, and I was enrolled in a required class that I had been dreading having to take: Speech 101, Public Speaking. For many 20-year-olds it was a piece of … Continue reading

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The Return

    Somewhere around 290 years ago a Scot with the surname of Austin boarded a ship, probably in Glascow, and set sail for a perilous month-long journey across the North Atlantic. He likely landed in Boston. I will call this man Austin … Continue reading

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Ooodah

That’s what my ex-wife called him–but I’m not sure why. That’s what she called my father, and it seemed somehow appropriate, and so for a few years he was Ooodah to me too. Like some couples, we had our own made-up language that others … Continue reading

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Anger. . . Management?

“Now leave me alone so that my anger may burn against them and that I may destroy them. Then I will make you into a great nation.  But Moses sought the favor of the Lord his God. “Oh Lord,” He … Continue reading

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Angelo: Part VI

    I saw my 93-year-old neighbor from down the street, Angelo, sitting out front this morning, and so I stopped the car and we chatted for a bit.  He hopped out of his chair and walked over to the car. … Continue reading

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