Category Archives: Characters

Ten Things To Pray For In The Year 2014: # 5 Focus


Hang around me long enough and you’ll hear me talk about “focus.” Not only have people told me that, I recognize it is true. It is so important to me because I know from the Word of God and from … Continue reading

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“The Adventures of Bag Boy”


back when i was a teenager, the church i attended used to mention services for the shut-ins. women called “deacons,” would take them communion, send them cards and bulletins, and “minister to the needs of the shut-ins.” i came to … Continue reading

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Rejecting the Refrigerator


Is anyone else tired of chicken? Not just any chicken, the plain chicken you get in the grocery store that you have to take home and put in the refrigerator. That chicken. That kind of food. I’m tired of tasteless. … Continue reading

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Meeting my favorite artist


I didn’t have it on my “bucket list.” I had no idea he would be there. But when I walked into the art gallery this evening, my favorite living artist stood near my favorite painting in the whole wide world. … Continue reading

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I’ll take 100 bayonets, a refrigerator, and an oscillating fan


What can you do with a 100,000 dollar helicopter missing a wing? Or, a Humvee with no engine block? How about 100 Reagan-era bayonets? Apparently, you can use them in a small town police force, even if the only dangerous … Continue reading

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all the friends in the world…


I gotta admit, I don’t like some people. I love them. They’re the kind of people you want to make laugh- the kind of people who smile like when the sun comes out, the kind of people who just brighten … Continue reading

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Viva La France!


Today I met two frenchman and a french woman at a convenience store. They were outside, ¬†huddled over a map of West-By-God-Virginia, while I stared up at the rocky crown of Snowshoe’s neighboring mountain. (Snowshoe is a famous ski resort) … Continue reading

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bananas, bloating, and the new job search


it’s the end of the world as we know it, and I don’t feel fine. My stomach has been on the agitation cycle, some unknown substance or condition has made me feel two months pregnant (and I’m a man!), and … Continue reading

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Step Away From the Laptop: How To Wipe Out Writer’s Block


And now for something so different, so amazingly useful…that you will never ever get writer’s block ever ever again! Ten Ways to Defeat The Evil “Writer’s Block:” 10. Step away from the laptop. Next, put on some “outdoor clothes,” get … Continue reading

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Top 10 Reasons Not To Watch Current Hollywood Movies


10. Too many movies based on an overuse of green screens. 9. No creativity, it has all been done before. Besides, I’m not into comic books, I’ve grown up. 8. Some stuff is so weird, you wonder what drugs they … Continue reading

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