Category Archives: Everyday Trenchs

This is where I talk about the soil of my writing.

How do you run an efficient house?

Over the last year, our family has been moving in what I can only describe as an efficient household. At first, it came out of financial limitations, but after awhile it sort of becomes . . . hobbish? For example. … Continue reading

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Capitalism is hated for the same reason Communism is hated

The title comes from a recent revelation. The Mrs. and I trying to sell the restaurant. We’re looking at selling it for hopefully ten thousand less than we bought it for. Despite improvements. Because we were the only people in … Continue reading

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Forgiveness Means I’m not out to Hurt You, but . . . not that I’m not Going to Hurt You

Lately, I’ve been noticing a lot of people talk about someone deserving some bad consequence. Whether it’s, “I’m leaving him!” or “That guy needs to find the end of a short rope.” And I’m not excluding myself. I derive satisfaction from … Continue reading

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How Can We Talk About Race and Actually Hear Each Other?

I’m getting a crash course on race in writing on Absolutewrite.org. Now, if you know me, you know I reject the word race. I make the conscious choice that every human being is of the same kind as me, descended … Continue reading

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If we are to be thankful for everything, that even means the death of a loved one

What happened in the Garden of Eden had little to do with fruit. And it had everything to do with fruit. What happened in Paradise, moments after father Adam and mother Eve ate of the forbidden fruit? Adam blamed God … Continue reading

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Update, Just Update

I’m writing this lest, I be forgotten. I’ve actually had writer and non-writer thoughts worthy of a blog, but . . . I’m in the midst of a tunnel called editing. I thought it was going to be “easy” or … Continue reading

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Getting shot at does not make you a hero

Do you know why we have different words for “victims” and “heroes”? It’s because they don’t mean the same. I’m thinking about Boston. Now, let me be clear. My heart goes out to the victims, who have suffered because of … Continue reading

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Outliving our Usefulness?

The building I’m looking to rent for the Turtle is old. Out of date. The bathroom looks like it was around in the sixties. That’s the building I actually want. Another has a crack going up the outside wall. Despite … Continue reading

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I got this thick book from the library a couple of weeks ago . . . long enough to need to review it . . . and probably renew it again. I do not read as fast as a writer … Continue reading

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How shall a child believe except he hear?

In the wake of the shootings, one of my friends and I were discussing whether God should be “put” back in school. My knee-jerk reaction is yes, but as I think about it, this is kind of complicated. From a … Continue reading

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