Category Archives: musings


One parapgraph

My literature assignment this week was to write a paragraph in the style William Faulkner’s “Barn Burning”. Specifically to copy the style of the first paragraph, which you can read here. I offer you my one paragraph in this style. … Continue reading

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IN CONGRESS, JULY 4, 1776 The unanimous Declaration of the thirteen united States of America hen in the Course of human events it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another and to assume among … Continue reading

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What are you saying?

I am always interested in the minutia of life. I enjoy the little facts and the way things have come to be (a bit of a historian). I was watching a program called Kentucky Life from KET. I learned something new (not … Continue reading

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Life Less Ordinary 2

This part two of the story. Please go read part one here if you have not already One September Morning in 2001, this all changed.  My shift didn’t start until 13:00. I was still asleep. My wife called, said I … Continue reading

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Life Less Ordinary

I have been fortunate in my life. Most of my jobs have worked in my favor, not always the way I thought they should but I ended up in a better place. My first paying job in high school was … Continue reading

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We’ll See…

There is a Taoist story of an old farmer who had worked his crops for many years. One day his horse ran away. Upon hearing the news, his neighbors came to visit. “Such bad luck,” they said sympathetically. “We’ll see,” … Continue reading

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Learned Behaviors

The past seven years and three months I have worked a 24/48 shift at the firehouse. Once every third day I would have to be at work for 24 hours. I have been off work since Friday morning and my … Continue reading

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