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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To Holiday or Not: Surviving The Family Get Together
Family holidays are the best!

To Holiday or Not: Surviving The Family Get Together

To holiday or not to holiday, that is the question.  Whether ’tis nobler in the mind to suffer the slings and arrows of Uncle Joe’s conspiracy theories, or to consume booze against Aunt Shiela’s endless aches and pains and by imbibing survive.

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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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