Sleeveless in Seattle

Posted Aug 27 2011

(Okay, so we don’t live in Seattle, but “De-Sleeved in Dayton” just doesn’t have the same ring.) Since Old Dog bought his Harley this spring, he’s changed. He’s tanner than he’s ever been before, he’s become a total freak about keeping the garage locked and he’s bossy and protective about anyone touching his precious Sportster. […]

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That Bitch, Karma, Part 2

Posted Aug 23 2011

Ooh, ooh, ooh, lookin’ out my back door…. One of my favorite things about the neighborhood where I live now is that it’s been around awhile. When you drive down my street you pass under a canopy of mature trees. The color and texture of the canopy changes with the seasons, from chartreuse in early […]

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That Bitch, Karma, Part 1

Posted Aug 20 2011

The last house that Old Dog and I owned sat on one of those wedge-shaped “makeup lots” that abound in housing developments with winding streets. The front yard was tiny, but the back fanned out into a huge area. We bought it from an old guy who had done nothing with the yard for the […]

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Barack and the Beanstalk

Posted Aug 11 2011

Once upon a time, there was a family who fell upon hard times. They’d been on a spending spree for eleven years, buying wars and banks and a couple of car companies. Then their income dried up and they realized they’d spent not only all their money, but all their children’s money, and even their […]

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Drivers, Stop Farding!

Posted Aug 7 2011

So I’m waiting at a red light on Friday morning and I notice that next to me, in the turn lane, all the traffic has gone, except for this solitary black Nissan. I glance over to see what gives and realize the driver is talking on her cell phone. Ahead, the light turns yellow, but, […]

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