Monthly Archives: August 2014

Who is this?

The answers to this question, and so much more, shall be revealed soon. Secrets shall soon be shared! In the meantime, who do you think it is?

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Books Don’t Judge

I was just talking to someone about how important libraries are. When I was young, our library was a safe haven. I could go there and hide away from peer pressure. An avid reader, I felt accepted and comfortable. Sitting … Continue reading

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Why Did the Okaloosa Chicken Cross?

Check out this great cartoon my friend Robin Wiesneth made! I’m still mad about the Okaloosa chicken ban based on opinion. To me, it represents some of the idiocy that happens when government starts over stepping their boundaries and start … Continue reading

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More Chicken Ban Business

Sent August 21, 2014. A letter from Nathan Boyles, the commissioner who thinks we are smart enough to care for a few chickens if we want to. I’m glad somebody up there has confidence in us! I thought it was … Continue reading

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Chicken Ban Smacks of Over-regulation

Recently, chickens were banned in Okaloosa County. I’m pretty mad about the chicken ruling, not because I personally want to keep them, but because I object to being told I can’t without a good reason. In the past I had 30 … Continue reading

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On Target with Archery

My first shoot about a month ago was in the dark during what they call a “varmint shoot.” All our varmints were made of foam with reflective tacks set where their eyes were to simulate animal eyes. It seemed like … Continue reading

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Everyday Should be Black Friday

I love wearing black for practical reasons. It always matches. It seldom stains. No matter what, when you wear all black you seem smarter, sharper and cutting edge. Case in point: Black cats, symphonies, little black dresses, black belts, tuxedos and … Continue reading

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End of Mae Took #67 out of 198

Last spring I entered my first novel contest with Critique My Novel. I didn’t win, but as I looked over my results I’m pretty pleased. End of Mae is my first book, and honestly I had no clue as to … Continue reading

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Leftovers Get a Second Chance

One of my worst bad habits in the kitchen is leftovers. Every night I make enough of something new to feed a football team. After dinner the leftovers usually go in the fridge, still in their original pot. In a week, … Continue reading

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… Homework

The first day of school began with a rainbow for us, and now I think it was an omen of the pile of rainbow colored forms both my boys brought back for me to sign. Not only do I now … Continue reading

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