Monthly Archives: May 2004

Bad Harry!

Here’s a song I wrote. I don’t like country music, but this is a parody. It’s not a full song, just a bit. If Weird Al calls me to put this song on his next CD, then I’ll finish it. … Continue reading

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On Having a Big Doctor

I had my annual physical this morning. We went over my regular health problems and, trust me, if it wasn’t for modern medicine I probably wouldn’t be alive. At least I wouldn’t live a productive life. Anyway, one of the … Continue reading

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Missing the Doughtys

Thursday, the 20th, was my wife’s birthday. I held a surprise party for her at Bugaboo Creek Restaurant. It was a fun time, in all, but I felt for the first time the loss of our friends The Doughtys, who … Continue reading

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“We”

Going to Bar Harbor (on the coast of Maine) Friday reminded me of this poem. It is an early poem of mine. I was inspired by a combination of actual events that took place one summer and a song I … Continue reading

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No-Gas War?

Here is a Forward I received the other day: Subject: Fw: No gas purchase 5/19 IT HAS BEEN CALCULATED THAT IF EVERYONE IN THE UNITED STATES DID NOT PURCHASE A DROP OF GASOLINE FOR ONE DAY AND ALL AT THE … Continue reading

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Sorry to Shel Silverstein

I will not do a blog today Said little Roger Lee Brasslett (it’s French, so pronounce Brass-lay…this time) My tummy hurts, I’m feeling sick My fingers’ worn down to the quick My eyesight’s weak, the monitor’s dim My chances of … Continue reading

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“Call Me Christian” (Smalltown Poets)

I actually have a completely different point I originally wanted to make yesterday, if I remember right, so here goes. When someone asks “what religion are you” they normally mean “what denomination”. This caused me to think of something I … Continue reading

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“What Religion Are You?”

I don’t like the question “What is your religion” I like straight questions that I can give straight, simple answers to. When someone asks me this, my straight, simple answer is “Christian.” That, however, is most often not the answer … Continue reading

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Life’s Drama

Sometimes I like to think of life as a play. We all have our parts and try our hardest to stay in character. But sometimes I wish we could all step out of character. Mostly I wish this when in … Continue reading

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Song: Friend

It seems I’ve been neglecting the “Songs” category. I’ve had the category set up from the get-go and haven’t posted a single thing. I’m looking to amend my ways. By the way, if you aren’t into poetry or song lyrics, … Continue reading

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It’s Getting Old

I’ve been at my job, sitting in this seat for a long time. Sure, they let me go home at night and on the weekends, and for that I’m very grateful. I don’t want to sound like I’m not. However, … Continue reading

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The Future is a Mystery

As a junior in high school I took a Creative Writing class. It’s one of those classes that I can’t believe I got credit for since it is something I love to do anyway. One of our assignments was “Write … Continue reading

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Friends: Mark

Do you have a friend who is really close, though you may not see them for extended periods at a time? I think of this friendship like a pendulum. It swings close and you spend a lot of time together. … Continue reading

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Give Us This Day…

Last night after our pastor relayed an outline of the mission he just returned from, he challenged us to rely on God for our daily bread. I thought I’d talk a little about that here. I want to preface by … Continue reading

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Bring Forth the Fickle Sun!

The sun was out in force Saturday and Sunday. Then it left so the rain could visit us Monday and Tuesday. Now it is Wednesday and the sun it back. I wish he would stay, this bright, shiny friend of … Continue reading

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“Hill of Golden Dawn”

I had something in mind last night that I was going to write about today. Unfortunately a lot of time has elapsed between then and now and it seems to have escaped my mind. Does that happen to anyone but … Continue reading

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Control Freak

Is it just me, or is it extremely difficult to relinquish control of your life? I like to plan. I like to order. I like to list. I like to be able to set down a plan (it’s best if … Continue reading

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