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The Thing About “Things” in the Attic

canstockphoto4866004You can remember your history, but you don’t always have to carry it with you.

I was in the bait store recently getting some live eels so a friend and I could hit the Broad River to fish for the elusive (and possibly mythical) fish called Cobia when I overheard two middle-aged ladies behind the counter talking: “Yeah, this weekend I have to get up into the attic and do some spring cleaning,” one said. The other lady replied, “What’s up there?” The first lady gave that a moment or three of thought and then … Continue reading

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The Burden Of Manners

It's hard to bite your tongue and be polite when things get heated.

I was in the moderator’s role in a two-person business negotiation the other day and the discussion got pretty heated. Without directly quoting the parties involved, I can tell you the exchange got so testy that the room was downright uncomfortable. It’s hard to bite your tongue and be polite when things get heated. Then one party decided to cross the line–he made it personal. As if that violation of good taste wasn’t enough, he went on to almost mock the other … Continue reading

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The Thing About Freedom

Remembering Americans who have died to preserve our freedom.

This past Monday the nation celebrated another Memorial Day, an annual ritual where many people say many lofty things about the importance of remembering Americans who have died to preserve our freedom. The enduring thing about freedom, ironically enough, is that it is never free; the tragic thing about it is that far too many Americans don’t truly understand that fact. I don’t mean to generalize or disparage all the well-meaning Americans who truly do understand and celebrate the purpose of … Continue reading

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MYOB

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The streets were slick because the rain had been relentless all night and morning and I’d dropped my truck into “auto-sensing” so that four-wheel-drive would kick in if the need were there.  I was about 2 miles of highway before my exit and it wasn’t quite 5 a.m.  Coming around the big curve I suddenly saw a row of emergency flares and flashers bellying out into the road from a curb lane accident.  I checked my left mirror, saw no … Continue reading

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I Am Of the TV Generation

Good vs. Evil
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I came to a sort of shocking realization a couple days ago – I am of the TV generation. I realized this as I was watching a show where one guy said to a buddy, “I think I’m going to get rid of my TV.”  The buddy was flabbergasted, unbelieving, until the first guy said, “Nah, just kidding, I’m getting one of those 60-inch screens man, are you kidding?!” I thought about that and realized that if I didn’t have … Continue reading

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