High School Memory #2

The 50 year reunion (Class of 1968) is coming up for my two high schools, Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls (I was there K-10) and Lincoln HS in Des Moines (11th and 12th grade). I'll be attending both reunions, the CF one in June, and the DM one in...

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High School Memory #1

The 50 year reunion (Class of 1968) is coming up for my two high schools, Malcolm Price Laboratory School in Cedar Falls (I was there K-10) and Lincoln HS in Des Moines (11th and 12th grade). I'll be attending both reunions, the CF one in June, and the DM one in...

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The Dictionary, An Essay

I looked up a word in the dictionary the other day. Sorry I can't recall which word. There's only one word that I keep misspelling that I know of: marriage. For some reason I can't seem to get that one right. The irony of that inadequacy is not lost on anyone who...

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In the parking lot

In the parking lot

In the parking lot, in the car, watching and waiting for Johan after the band concert The kids spilled out over the practice soccer field Steam blowing off the engines after Too much time squirming still I can’t take him home yet since This is a lot more fun than the...

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Don’t be that guy

Don’t be that guy

Don’t be that guy who walks into a church and kills people who walks into a school and kills people who takes a walk of any kind and at the end people die. Take a walk, sure, but not that kind of walk. Don’t be a stranger Don’t be so strange that you start to think...

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The cost

The cost

There is a cost in growing older than 10, than 27 than 47, or more, because You never know when tears may fall over a lost one eyed rabbit over a shy girlfriend moved to Osceola over a marriage drifting off to San Francisco There is a cost in adding experience to...

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For Finn

When you walk off the dock and die you sink beneath the water and the part of the dock closest to land separates from the end and floats away and then there is a gap between the shore and the remaining dock, out there and we cannot follow you When you walk off the...

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Feed the Venus

Sometimes you have to feed the Venus it can't all be html and CSS Sometimes you have fill your heart with magical pools reflecting trees full of fireflies​ It can't all be investor research and proper annuity language Sometimes you have to feed the Venus with gold...

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