[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 32 views]
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In Boston today an American won the Marathon for the first time since the early 80′s. He ran over 26 miles in just a little over two hours. I have spent much of the winter in my recliner.
I go to the closet and get a plastic bag.
Hazard springs to attention a look of delight, or is it shock, on his face.
I step into my worn sandals and walk out the door into an evening that smells and sounds like springtime.
The evening breeze carries the scent of mown grass …

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[21 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 32 views]
Meb_Keflezighi_boston_marathon_ml_140421_16x9_992

In Boston today an American won the Marathon for the first time since the early 80′s. He ran over 26 miles in just a little over two hours. I have spent much of the winter in my recliner.
I go to the closet and get a plastic bag.
Hazard springs to attention a look of delight, or is it shock, on his face.
I step into my worn sandals and walk out the door into an evening that smells and sounds like springtime.
The evening breeze carries the scent of mown grass …

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[2 Apr 2014 | No Comment | 122 views]
YardWaste

It’s been a very long, very hard winter, but spring has finally come. Monday was the last day of March and it dawned clear and warm. It was sunny and spring-like and it was opening day of baseball season for the home-town Detroit Tigers. Everyone was wearing their Tigers hats and shirts and jackets. There was a holiday atmosphere around town.
I had some coffee, did some writing, and made small-talk with the locals at Starbucks. Holly was flying in from Oregon. I picked her up from the airport and …

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[31 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 42 views]
2014-03-06 17.27.27

The sun’s up and it’s a beautiful day in our part of the world. It’s Opening Day for the Tigers in Detroit. The temps are supposed to climb to near 60 today! We haven’t seen that since October. There are new birdsongs in the neighborhood these days. Some of our “snowbird members have returned from the other peninsula state. Yesterday after church Dan and Wes fished the Muskegon. We opened the door after church for a moment and looked away and Hazard darted out the door and beat it around …

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[17 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 45 views]
The Reds

Bob was a quiet man. It was hard to get him to talk. You would ask him a question and he would wait for his wife to bail him out. I figured something out though. There was one thing Bob didn’t let his wife speak for him about: The Cincinnati Reds. He knew every player. He knew every manager. He knew every statistic. He knew Riverfront Stadium. He knew the legends and the lore the history and the future prospects of the Reds. He had a radio by his chair …

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[4 Mar 2014 | No Comment | 1 views]
Eye Gouge

The Bible says that there is no such thing as a secret act. A few years ago during a heated rivalry game between Georgia and the University of Florida one of the players got his helmet ripped off and his eye scratched. He waited for an opportunity to retaliate and later in the game, during a pile-up, after the play was whistled dead, he reached into his opponent’s helmet and tried to gouge his eyes. He thought no one saw, but he was wrong. The incident was captured on film …

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[25 Feb 2014 | Comments Off | 120 views]
Plymouth Fury

My dad gave us an old four-door Plymouth Fury. Ours was very similar to this picture, except I remember that the grill in the front was all in one section and not divided. We hit a small deer and knocked out the grill and did not replace it which, the kids agreed, gave the car the appearance of a shark. We called it the Great White Shark. It wasn’t the most appealing car, but it was faithful and I have some memories of it, one of which I will tell …