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Siblings

When the promised and much-touted GI Bill of Rights proved logistically inadequate to my college ambitions and my father was opposed and unhelpful to them; I turned in desperation for help from my then grown siblings. I’d done the math … Continue reading

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Fireflies and Lightning Bugs

They are neither on fire, nor are they flies. They bear no correlation to lightning and they are simply not bugs. They are bioluminescent beetles, a species of winged insect. Yet we persist, none the less, in calling them fireflies … Continue reading

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Isn’t it a Pity – Isn’t it a Shame

Isn’t it a pity; isn’t it a shame; A remark overheard while driving a school bus: “There go mah cousin!” I glanced over to see a thin young black woman standing on the corner, calves knotted, wearing very high heels. … Continue reading

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The Hoosiers

I’ve never been a huge sports fan – although I played some in my youth. I’ve never really followed professional sports as some men do. I just see it as another creaky branch of the entertainment industry. I’ve never been … Continue reading

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For God and Country: Conflicting Allegiances

Two things: The pledge of allegiance to the U. S. flag and the republic is a blood oath – meaning you are willing to die to defend it. Having little children recite the pledge is rote indoctrination at best. It … Continue reading

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High School Biology – 1968

True stories are the best kinds of stories. I went to an all-you-can-eat Chinese buffet tonight. I had some frog legs for the first time in my life. I thought to myself: “I haven’t seen naked frog legs since biology … Continue reading

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A Miracle Cure

The rhinoceros is on the brink of extinction owing to demand for powdered rhino horn. This extinction is, of course, man-made. The looming extinction is due to ever-growing demand caused by the irresponsible dissemination of the now world-wide common sense … Continue reading

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