Category Archives: you can’t make this stuff up

The Words Come Back

Two men left my house that day; only one returned. There wasn’t anything anybody could do about it. Continue reading

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When My Responses Don’t Measure Up to Textbook Answers

“LIFE SUCKS,” she says at the door, a line not found in the greeter’s handbook. My mental rolodex spins, looking for the proper response. What comes out is straight from my gut “Sometimes it does, yes,” a line not found … Continue reading

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Seeing the Divine Hand in Things

I will not tell this story well. I’ll try, but it’s one of those “you had to be there” things. Still I feel a need to share it. Some former writing teacher of mine will read what I’ve just written, … Continue reading

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