Grinding Rotten Meat
Hoping to avoid becoming dog food.

Grinding Rotten Meat

Sometimes writing is like grinding rotten meat.  I’ve been toiling away at this blog post for the last two weeks and it all sounds like drivel.  There are some sarcastic, potentially entertaining missives buried deep in the caves of banal narrative.  Some funny one-liners I managed to stretch into more than one line with the amateur use of commas and the desperate dash.  But the entire piece begged for a quick trip to the dump. So I’m posting this instead.

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Renewal Reminders and Walks in the Woods
North Lake Tahoe

Renewal Reminders and Walks in the Woods

The woods are not quiet.  White blankets the trail and the surrounding mountain slope, hiding the dried leaves and pine cones crunching under our feet.  Rushing water from a nearby stream—nature’s white noise.  My wife comments, “I’ve been trying to recreate that sound on my iPhone, so far failing miserably.”  Wind whistles through the firs.  Birds chirp.  Dogs bark.  The woods are not quiet, but they are peaceful.

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Sons: A Short Story

A mild November morning found me on a dirt road just outside of Redding, California preparing for a most special occasion—the wedding of our son and future daughter in law.  In preparation for the festive event and while waiting on my wife to arrive, I bunked at the happy couple’s house, a rural one-bedroom loft located at the end of a winding, dirt road.  It was a few days before the wedding when we took our first morning walk.  

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Should I Write About Tampons?

Jason stared helplessly over the hood of a leased Toyota Innova wondering where to find tampons in India.  This was a topic with which he was thoroughly unfamiliar.  He knew what tampons were—25 years of marriage has that effect—but was mostly sheltered from having to consider them.  As his driver barreled through midday Hyderabad traffic, Jason carefully considered his options.  

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