Monthly Archives: May 2011

Coffee Talk Offers Bitter Grounds


The guys at the local coffee & donut shop talked about the girls’ basketball team and their playoff loss over the weekend. “What was the coach thinking when he slowed the girls down against Prairie? He just doesn’t know what … Continue reading

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A Glance, Maybe Two


A glance. That’s all it took for my heart to stray and my mind to slip into autopilot. In that mental mode, I fly way too close to the treetops. Stay there long enough, I will crash. Oh, yeah, most … Continue reading

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The Best Thing


Prison! It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. Cancer! It’s the best thing that ever happened to me. I read the first statement in a Sports Illustrated article on a former NHL player who ended up in prison … Continue reading

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A Lunch-Time Leak


Hungry, hungry, hungry! Ellen and I had wandered around Springfield, Illinois, trekking to historical spots and seeing where Abraham Lincoln lived and worked. We’d walked in Lincoln’s footsteps tracing his home-to-work path in reverse. We started the morning at the … Continue reading

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Adversity!


Insane! Stupid! Crazy! (oops, that’s redundant, but you get the idea). I chose to hop on the old bicycle and run errands around town. And I made a dumb decision. At this point, you may be thinking: What’d he do? … Continue reading

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