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Kansas City

He woke up humming that old song from Oklahoma. The one about how everything’s up to date in Kansas City because they have indoor plumbing and burlesque shows. Where did that come from, he wondered. His mind amazed him sometimes, … Continue reading

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Attack Fern

It’s reaching for me, ready to wrap me in its spiny grasp, tickle me with its grassy leaves, tie me to my office chair until one of us expires from dehydration. HELP! Please leave a comment with your first 50 … Continue reading

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The Sky

I was outside, picking green beans when the air went still. I straighted, looked up. The sky was yellow. I ran, calling for the dogs. I rushed the horses into the barn. By the time I had them secure it … Continue reading

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Cactus

Buds are appearing on my Christmas cactus. Soon I’ll have a bedroom full of blooms like this one from last year. Everyone should have a Christmas cactus to bring them cheer in the darkest months of the year when Spring … Continue reading

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Morning Light

Being an early riser means you see a lot of sunrises in a lifetime. This particular morning light shows the sun coming over Lake Michigan from a hotel next to the Chicago River. The right light can make even the … Continue reading

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Walk to Work

She wore a business suit and high heels as she walked beside the Chicago River. She followed the path used by joggers in shorts and running shoes. As she passed, I watched her peaceful face and decided that the first … Continue reading

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Writing Process

Last night I had the pleasure of listening to Terry McMillan talk about her new book Who Asked You? She described her writing process as not so much about the words on a computer screen as a rhythm. She completes … Continue reading

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Bees

I was so impressed by that tree, I remember it 60 years later. It was on the corner of the next block, an old pear tree. In the spring bees were attracted to the multitude of blossoms. So many bees. … Continue reading

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Pink

Even as a young boy Pink was misunderstood, Picked on Pink was how he Thought of himself. His big brother, Red, Defended him in the schoolyard, Helped him when his heart Got broken by that siren Orange. After college, Pink … Continue reading

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Colorful

October is colorful in most places. Usually because of fall leaf displays of orange and yellow. Around the part of the country where I live we do get some nice yellows from the Aspens, but the balloons that hang around … Continue reading

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