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Chivalry? Nah!

When I got out of the truck last night, headed for a movie, I walked to the front bumper and waited for my girlfriend to catch up. I allowed her...
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St. Valentine’s Day… For the Birds

Tomorrow is St. Valentine’s Day and the annual battle between the romantic and the cynic within me. On the outside, the cynic nearly always wins. It is too easy to...
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Kings, Queens, Popes, and Jesters

We have all heard that George Washington was offered the position of king, and turned it down. Of course historians debunk this notion as flatly as the idea that the...
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Crossing the Road–A Chicken’s Journey

While I'm posting old articles, I thought y'all might enjoy looking back at this one--also from the Pulse. “The ground was frozen solid so I couldn’t bury her,” she began...
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A Locavore Thanksgiving

Last year about this time, I was asked by the Chattanooga Pulse to write a cover story for their Thanksgiving issue. I thought it might be nice to re-post that...
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Soup, Scotch, Whiskey, and Beer! (Oh My!)

I received a text from my host in Minneapolis yesterday afternoon informing that she would be later than planned by an hour or so. “Shall I make supper?” “Sure!” My...
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Here Comes the Goony Bird, and I say… It’s Alright!

The boat mustn’t have been more than sixteen feet long but from my perch in the bow, my father who sat on the rear bench, his right hand on the...
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eddying out

I don’t see these friends often. Most of them I only visit with for about twenty-four hours each fall when we gather for an overnight paddle on the Wisconsin River...
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Eating on the Road

The sun is setting as I leave my hotel room for a bite to eat. After ten hours in the car today I was determined not to drive any more....
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