Category Archives: 2022

More Today Than Ever

“Today we need a nation of minute men; men who are not only prepared to take up arms, but citizens who regard the preservation of freedom as a basic purpose of their daily life.” -President John F Kennedy, 1961 …and … Continue reading

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Be Thankful

“Despite all our accomplishments, we owe our existence to a six-inch layer of topsoil and the fact that it rains.” -Farm Equipment Association of MN & SD.

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On Survival

Me, just a few years out . . . I am no longer apologizing for being me. I am so sick and tired of having to silence my beliefs and observations  for the sake of other people’s feelings . . … Continue reading

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Sunday Pipes #72

It might be a little long, but can anyone listen to any 60-second segment of this piece and not recognize it? George Gershwin’s Rhapsody in Blue,  by The Scott Brothers Duo

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As True As It Gets

I’ll just leave it at this. . . Prepared for incoming.

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Sunday Pipes #60*

*I Get By With A Little Help From My Friends I wasn’t motivated to go searching for a piece for this week.  I gave up and thought that no one would notice.   As I perused my news feeds this morning, … Continue reading

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Staver, On Moods

Twenty or so years ago, I was fortunate to have my first, personal  interaction with Mike Staver. Since then, our paths have crossed a few times and I always valued the time I got to spend in his company.  While … Continue reading

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Flashback (A Must Read)

I came accross this meme earlier today and the picture caught my eye and then I embraced the value of the verse. The picture,  a Phoenix rising from the flames also reminded me of a record album I won at … Continue reading

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364 Days Clean, Then. . .

To start, please know that I take addiction/recovery very, very seriously and this post in no way should be interpreted otherwise.  Sometimes though, I just need to laugh at myself a bit. Last evening, returning home from work, I found … Continue reading

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My Daily, Boring Life . . . Interrupted

Back during my firefighting days, we would regularly experience some excitement during the course of a day.  It was to be expected and danger was just part of the job. Not so much at a funeral home/cremation society location. Today … Continue reading

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