Peace? Or Quiet?

            This article is the product of listening. And the more I listen, the more I realize how very little I know.             “Some of you all don’t want peace, you just…

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Rising Above it All

            After our close encounter at Manly, Paul and I rode in silence.             It’s funny how a brush with disaster can make you sit back and reflect. We crossed from Louisiana…

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*Nearly* Buying the Farm

            I took a long, steady drag off the cigarette. I don’t usually smoke, but this day was an exception. The smoke grated on my throat and I suppressed a cough.…

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Nap-of-the-Earth!!!

            I turned in my seat and looked rearward. Cape Girardeau Regional Airport slowly receded as we gained altitude. The Mississippi River angled away from our direction of flight. Further in…

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Animal Farm

            I revisited my grandparent’s old farm the other day. It was the place of my childhood. It was where I grew up. It was the setting of many cherished memories.…

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Brains for Supper

            If I think about my dad, I can picture him.             He’s standing at the kitchen sink, slightly hunched over as he rinses the brains with cold running water. He washes…

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A Mile of Runway

            This was not a great day to fly. The sky was smeary and overcast, like the way it is when you get spattered by errant raindrops. Not crappy enough to…

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Dumping Milk is No Surprise

            Dumping milk is exactly what happens when an industry that is trying to consolidate itself gets caught off-guard by a pandemic.             There are three major points that you need to…

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