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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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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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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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A Mad Good Bye to Eddie Bauer

I really screwed up. But so did Eddie Bauer as far as I am concerned. In fact, I am so angry at that national retailer that I cut up my credit card and closed my account with them. Good bye, … Continue reading

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Dear Congressman John Conyers…and all that Jazz

Dear Congressman John Conyers (D, 13th District),: You  are one of the longest serving congressmen in the U.S. House of Representatives, a man who has been elected to office 25 times in a row (congratulations, by the way).  I assume you’ve been reelected because you listen to … Continue reading

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Hoping to Make Thomas Edison’s Generator Shine

Industrialist Henry Ford liked water power. He called it “white coal,” and when decided to build small auto factories in rural communities (his Village Industries) he often chose old grist mills since they were located on streams and rivers and … Continue reading

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