Mike and Henry

Mikey and 'River Rat' had been friends since 3rd grade. From grade school through high school they had shared everything. You hardly ever saw one without the other being too far away. But after graduation, Mikey went off to college while 'River Rat' moved on to do life’s little things just to try to keep from starving. 'River Rat' didn't dig the college …

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Real Life Friday – This Blog is not an Autobiography

I’m asked quite often if the stories and poems I write are really all about me. I have to honestly answer, that most of the posts on this site are pure fiction. Although, most of the time, it’s a pretty thin line that separates fiction from reality. I mean, let’s face it, writers by nature …

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Aunt Sadie’s Ponderings

  I understand that back in the 50’s when I was but a child, all we had to worry about in school was “Run Jane run.” and did 1+1=2.  By the time we'd finished school, most of us had already been working for a couple years and credit cards were practically non-existent. So we had to take …

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Weekly Fortune Cookie

"But Wait, if you order it now, we’ll send you a second one free.” “Act now for this limited time offer.” “Let me talk to my manager and see if I can do a little better.” There are so many so-called opportunities that bombard us every day that we have an entire industry built around …

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Dear Americans

“The rabbits became strange in many ways, different from other rabbits. They knew well enough what was happening. But even to themselves they pretended that all was well, for the food was good, they were protected, they had nothing to fear but the one fear; and that struck here and there, never enough at a …

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The Future of Retail – A 100 Word Story

“Hello Mr. Brotherton, welcome to our store,” has been replaced by “Please make a selection from the following menu.” Instead of feeling the fabric, checking to see how easily it wrinkles and finally taking it to the fitting room. I get, click here to add to your cart. What once was, “That color looks good …

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Another Rant on Things No One Else Gives a Shit About

I overheard some co-workers the other day talking about how they can’t wait to go snow mobile riding this weekend. Here it is -19 Degrees (F) with a wind chill of under -40, snow and ice up to my nether region, and they want to go riding. Let me run a little test here…how old …

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