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roger

It’s a day to go to Roger Allen’s pottery studio for the first time since he moved on. To walk among his tools in the silence of the still room in back. To gaze at the StarKeepers up front and … Continue reading

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lost in translation

It’s 4 in the morning. Or maybe 5. I’m not sure what time zone I’m in. Did we spring forward? I think my spring may be broken. I’ve been driving for six or seven hours, which in dog years doesn’t … Continue reading

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brothers, part 6

I found your letter in my mailbox today You were just checkin’ if I was okay And if I still miss you Well you know what they say Just once in a very blue moon And I feel one comin’ … Continue reading

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chalk mark in a rain storm

Chalk art offers a good lesson. Life doesn’t last forever. Make it colorful while you can.

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bluebonnets

Growing up in Texas, you take bluebonnets for granted. They were a yearly subliminal reminder that summer vacation was just around the corner. As a kid who never made it past the Tejas border (where else would you go? oklahoma?) … Continue reading

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smith boy chronicles, june 2017

  smith boys in their natural environment. advantage of hanging with a guy who’s been everywhere in west texas too many times to count? when you lose your cap, he gives you an extra from jay’s hamburgers in menard. because. … Continue reading

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the great smith boy toyota fiasco of 2017

I should have known. All the best Smith Boy fiascos happen in a Toyota.  Above is a photo of Rick back in his Land Cruiser days. Niece the Elder recently posted it and I’m not sure what the breakdown was. … Continue reading

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