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Jehovah’s Witnesses and The Wrath of God

Once upon a time, when I was a young man, I found myself minding The Kid. I’d just given him a bath and perched him, still naked, in his high chair. I warmed up a can of SpaghettiOs, a favorite … Continue reading

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The Fool

So there I was, out all night driving that miserable little Yellow Cab. It was a compact rental. The South Side was a bit out of the way for a hack from the Yellow Cab Co-Op as the city’s taxicab … Continue reading

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P is for Plantation

The term Plant on this factory entrance sign is an abbreviation, shorthand if you will, for the term Plantation. Insofar as labor is concerned, little has changed aside from the name. The term Plantation implies plants or crops of various … Continue reading

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‘Tis Better to be Pissed-Off than Pissed-On – Anonymous

The first indication of trouble was the discovery late last winter, after snow-melt, of a mysterious cluster of white-ish, crumbly, desiccated doggie biscuits left in a corner of our front yard. The second indication was a line of burned grass … Continue reading

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It’s MY Beard!

About My Beard It’s MY beard! It’s MY face. It’s MY head. When I was a child, and up to age 16 I would get a flat top or what was commonly referred to as a crew cut every spring … Continue reading

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90th Replacement Battalion – My Last Day in Việt Nam

I passed through the 90th Replacement Battalion Personnel Center both upon my first arrival and at final departure from South Việt Nam. The Personnel Center was located somewhere between Biên Hòa Air Base and Long Bình Post about 22 miles … Continue reading

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God Bless You and Yours, Carlos N. McCarter

In the U. S. Army an enlisted man has a worm’s eye view of practically everything. What little I recall regarding Sergeant McCarter (First Sergeant of the 187th AHC) is hardly worth writing about as I had very little to … Continue reading

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