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Sympathy for the (Little) Devils

I recently wrote about my war with the yellow jackets. After they attacked me for daring to blow leaves near their underground lair, I counterattacked. Unsuccessfully and painfully. But several days later, armed with advice from my fellow bloggers, Trudy … Continue reading

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Me Versus the Yellow Jackets

“This is my house, and I have to defend it!” ~Kevin McCallister (Home Alone). Last weekend, while blowing leaves into pleasant little piles, I was assaulted by a group of mini-kamikazes known as yellow jackets! A week later, I was … Continue reading

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Wildflowers and Weeds

Ah, spring! Running waist deep through the wildflowers… But enough about my front yard.  Things do spring forth in the spring (I myself sprang forth on a May day such as this). But I can’t remember another spring when we’ve … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

I Was Attacked by a Beautiful Psycho Killer and Lived! It was a Saturday morning. My buddy Ray showed up, tragically bored. Before long we were hopped up on caffeine and had decided to drive to Oregon. Because we were 20. … Continue reading

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My Phobia

Part Two: Into the Fog It was my buddy Jeff’s birthday. His mom decided to drive five of us to a Disney double-bill ten miles away across an unlit stretch called Dairy Valley. The pizza was great (all pizza is … Continue reading

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My Scar Stories

I Was Attacked by a Beautiful Psycho Killer and Lived! It was a Saturday morning in late July. My buddy Ray showed up, tragically bored. Before long we were hopped up on caffeine and had decided to drive to Oregon. … Continue reading

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Diminished

“No man is an island Entire of itself Every man is a piece of the continent A part of the main If a clod be washed away by the sea Europe is the less As well as if a promontory … Continue reading

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My Age of Anxiety

Part One: Step on a Crack (True story. Wish it wasn’t. Then again…) There were signs early on, but I was too young to know what they meant. When I was in primary school I heard the phrase, “Step on … Continue reading

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