Personal Essays

The Pursuit of Truth

If my dharma were the pursuit of truth, I’d not be here tapping these keys right now. I’d have never left welding, where everything is black and white. Well, it’s really black and silver or sometimes black and copper; there are no grey areas. A weld is either a good...

The Day After the Insurrection

More information continues to emerge about the events of Wednesday. They point to a broader conspiracy than it first appeared. Calls for Trump’s removal from office are growing. The Republican Party is tearing apart. Power in the nation is shifting almost by the...

Mysterious Happenings

EDM stands for electronic dance music. Personally and historically, I am and have been a baroque music fan, but some nights call for EDM. Saturday was such a night – Elvis is singing “Such a Night, ooh what a night it was, it really was,’’ in my head right now which...

Mabel is a Guy

It has come to my attention that Mabel is a rooster. The shape of her tail and the presence of her wattle give every indication that she is developing into a rooster. Her behavior has begun to support this new gender presentation. Chicken sexing is a highly valued and...
Mabel is a Guy

Mabel is a Guy

It has come to my attention that Mabel is a rooster. The shape of her tail and the presence of her wattle give every...

Frisbee Dog

Frisbee Dog

My dog, Tom, was a Frisbee dog. He was blonde; ginger colored circles of fur at the backs of his knees. He'd leap into...

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