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To hell with you all

From the blog culturalslagheap.wordpress.com My dad, a lifelong firefighter, used to teach Hazardous Materials Response and Safety classes to first responders. The first informational point he covered at the beginning of the course was how to read the classification marks … Continue reading

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Personal Violence and War-Mongering America

Another excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA .  I have been within two weeks of publication for about four months.             When Luke and I got home, there was a piece of … Continue reading

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Check this blog for Truman and Me

http://essediemblog.com/2011/12/27/truman-and-me-part-1-by-julian-martin/#comments

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Memories and Pretty Things

Memories and Pretty Things Eye level from the second floor window A red cardinal sits in a green hemlock tree The fur of a squirrel The shell of a box turtle called “tarpon” A ring neck snake Henry Davis Long … Continue reading

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What I Am Reading

Cutting For Stone by Abraham Verghese Just finished Richard Road by Lud Guttman And before that finished Man’s Search For Meaning by Viktor E. Frankl    

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Chicken Polygyny–An Excerpt from The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA

We tried raising chickens. A young rooster decided to challenge the old man. We watched them fight. The old one had more power and experience but the young one was quicker, he could jump over the old guy to get … Continue reading

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Andy McClure’s Phys Ed Class

A rough draft excerpt from my work in progress The Soviet Union and Lincoln County USA. Jeff decided in the ninth grade to drop out of all organized sports at Duval. I hated to see him quit. I told him … Continue reading

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