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Getting Rid of the Stink

As far back as I can remember I’ve had sort of a low-grade phobia about being sprayed by skunks. It was a well-formed fear, with lots of reinforcement. Continue reading

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Orphan Reunion

I stand and smile for a moment, thinking that finally Dad and Rueben can be together for more than just the few hours they shared on an April day, more than seventy years ago. Finally, both of them can be with their fathers in that place where there are no orphans. Continue reading

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A Good Planting

A few of us linger for a while,
near the grave,
waiting in the shade of hickory and oak,
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