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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Magical Scotland
Hiking the Scottish Highlands is a breathtaking experience.

Magical Scotland

There’s somethin magical aboot Scotland. Public transportation is simple tae figure oot, the people are bonnie, an the scenery breathtakin. Thare is a familiar familial belongin i’ Scotland—a feelin o’ bein Scottish e’en whan you’re no. A trip tae Scotland feels like a trip home.

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Two Monkeys, One Tale: Published
Screw It.

Two Monkeys, One Tale: Published

Two Monkeys, One Tale is available on Amazon Kindle (HERE) and hard copy (HERE).  You can see a preview of the book HERE.  (The preview doesn’t look exactly like the book.  For some reason the paragraph indents aren’t in the preview, but appear in the e-book and hard copy.  I’m in negotiations with #Amazon—read, begging—to fix the issue.  Ugh, Amazon.)

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