Author Archives: martyjbird

About martyjbird

Communications specialist with a business degree, an interest in history, the outdoors, God and making this a better world

Making Maple Syrup is Not at all Sweet

  or Venting my Spline I did it once and will not do it again. Like marriage and skydiving, making maple syrup is a one-time activity. Maybe it’s because I didn’t have the right equipment. Maybe it’s because I did … Continue reading

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Death Came Crawling: The Rising

By Zitz Freeman Copyright 2013. All rights reserved. The following three chapters are from my friend Zitz Freeman’s novelette about zombies.  Sure there are lots of zombie stories out there, but the undread that Zitz writes about are not your conventional run-of-the-mill, garden-variety zombies. … Continue reading

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Making Laws. Making Sausages.

There’s an old saying that you should not watch laws and sausage being made since both of them are distasteful to watch. Sausage because raw, ground up meat with its bits of fat, gristle and maybe an occasional beak, snout or … Continue reading

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Rooted or Why Trees Don’t Frolic

I wrote the following story either in high school or my first year of college. So many years have passed that I don’t frankly remember.  I ran across a copy of it a few years back when I was moving … Continue reading

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One Death, Two Goodbyes

We change with time in ways great and small.  Sometimes we change and don’t exactly know why.  Like yesterday, for example. Yesterday, I went to the funeral home to say goodbye to a friend of mine that I had not … Continue reading

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Wade in the Water or Stuck in the Muck

I have one less item on my bucket list.  Sadly, it’s not because I accomplished the goal, but because I lacked a chainsaw, some dynamite and a bit of common sense. This particular item was to wade Mosteller Creek.  It’s … Continue reading

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Passing of a Father Figure

The death of William Edwin Stickney… The following was a eulogy I read at a Celebration of Life service for a man who was like a second father to me.  Bill passed away in May at the age of 83.  … Continue reading

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