A Holy Crock

“Good evening,” asked the young man with a few raps on the open office door, “Professor Wheeler, isn’t it?” “Yes,” said the professor sitting at his desk in a small pool of somber lamplight. “May I have a moment of your time?” “It’s been a bit of a rough day. Tomorrow might be better.” “I …

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& Nancy Ladies and gentlemen, please center your attention on our Center-of-Attention. Nancy, the stage, the spotlight, the floor, here, are all yours. Was it ever not? How could you play it shy with feathers so fancy? They begged to be fanned, we could see it, Nancy. Let’s strike up the band, lift up the …

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JOHN Eyes open in darkness, besting the lazy sun. Man, you were given quite something to best a birth into nothing. Strong hands, a spirit to match, both competing, pushing each other higher. A battle thus within, you could not help but win. Was it so obvious? Where there was nothing, man, you’d become something. …

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The Penny Walk

Her pretty young fingers twisted a strand of colorful Christmas lights around a nail-head on the fireplace mantle covered thick with old paint. She merrily hummed a vintage carol. “Where did you get the lights, my dear?” asked the young man shuffling bills at the kitchen table. “I didn’t buy them, darling, if that’s what …

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Your Civic Doody

Many years ago, during a “Rock the Vote” television commercial campaign attempting to get people to the polls, I remember actor Leonardo DiCaprio, saying: “Get out and vote. Hey, it’s easy.” Now, while driving or walking to your local polling place, waiting in it’s line and pulling a lever or pushing a button might not …

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