Category: war

Bad Day?

Woke up, beer was stale, coffee cold and weak, it’s still 2012, and then I looked at last week’s blog–What is an American Patriot? Damn. What a rant. All about freedom, too. Blek! But, today is so much better. Forget patriots. Just look at Twitter or Facebook, or listen to the news—everyone’s a patriot. I […]

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What is an American Patriot?

Are you flying your flag? Are you planning hot dogs, hamburgers and apple pie on the 4th? Did you fill your SUV with $100 worth of gas and pull your camp trailer to Rocky Mountain National Park, wade with your grandson in an ice-cold, gin-clear mountain river, hike with your daughter to a high mountain […]

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Fire, Wind, Water. Can Disaster Change Your Life for the Better?

In the midst of what will likely be the worst forest fire in the history of Colorado, The High Park Fire, I think of Hurricane Ivan in Pensacola, the disaster that brought us here, and my first post on this blog. Those suffering from this fire: These are times that will not only test you, but can break you. […]

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How to Handle Insults

“Darn, I forgot to get the eggs.” I thought I said it nicely to the young man at the checkout station in King Soopers. “That doesn’t surprise me, gramps. You’re old.” I’m hoping that angry young man, barely old enough to sport a whisker, will call someone to help. He merely holds out a hand towards […]

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Adios Amigo

Adios amigo Peter Gallagher died on 4/23. He was my stepfather, a friend really. What can you say about a friend who can no longer listen with wise ears, can no longer edit my writing with expert care, can no longer comfort and love my mother, his dedication most dear? I saw their last dance […]

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