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Wood Shop

Kosciusko Junior High School 7th Grade Wood Shop Project Magazine Rack This magazine rack was one of several projects students could choose from in learning how to safely operate power tools such as a band saw, a table saw, a … Continue reading

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The Garbage Woman

It just strikes me as taunting when the Garbage Woman gives me a seemingly pleasant wave in the morning. I’m not sure she’s exactly what Gloria Steinem had in mind. Of course the Garbage Men never got and never will … Continue reading

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A Secret Admirer

She got a bouquet of a dozen roses from a secret admirer for Valentine’s Day. Two weeks later she still doesn’t know who sent them. Sure, she’s a good looking young woman from head to toe; but she works in … Continue reading

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The Chosen

After being separated from the U.S. Army on November 2, 1971 I began my long and futile search for viable employment. It was but a few months afterward that I’d heard American Motors was doing some hiring. I went down … Continue reading

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Census Enumerator

In 1980 I worked briefly as an enumerator for The United States Census Bureau. And yes – I saw the curtain move.

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state-of-the-art Slavery

Slavery has not gone away. Much depends on how you interpret “involuntary servitude”. Amendment XIII Neither slavery nor involuntary servitude, except as a punishment for crime whereof the party shall have been duly convicted, shall exist within the United States, … Continue reading

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The Manager’s Wife

Some things, even minor things, still stick in the memory like a dagger. Once upon a time I found myself working a part-time minimum wage job as a groundskeeper and general handyman at a government subsidized low-income housing complex. It … Continue reading

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