Monthly Archives: July 2014

Me and Rose II

I could smell the fried chicken the minute I turned the corner onto our property. Rose’s fried chicken and biscuits was known across the county. I was so hungry after a day of following a horse and plow, I would’ve … Continue reading

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Me and Rose

Needs a little work but I like this idea. Tell me what you think (and if you recognize the not-so-subtle inspiration). ——- Me and Rose was getting along fine in those days. We’d had a few years in a row … Continue reading

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Dispatch from the road # 2

Dave once said that the only thing he knows to do in times of sorrow and stress is to pick up his pen and start writing. I don’t have a pen right now. And my thumbs can’t move fast and … Continue reading

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From the road. Dispatch # i

Hey. Great to see you again. How’ve you been? Is so-n-so coming this year? Is there space left on top of the bus for my bike? Here’s some cold beer from where I’m from. Thanks. Here’s a Busch light. Cool. … Continue reading

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T -1 to vaca

Busy packing and prepping tonight for Ragbrai. It’s funny how I’ve been prepping myself mentally and spiritually for weeks. And I was more ready a week or a few days ago than I am tonight. Weird. Had a lot on … Continue reading

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Does Facebook count?

I once asked my writing professor if Facebook counts for my assignment to write daily. He said, flatly, no. I don’t think he understood the elegance and creativity with which my Facebook posts are filled. He couldn’t possibly have understood … Continue reading

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And I think it’s kinda funny; I think it’s kinda sad

Isn’t it funny how the thing that others need most from us is the thing that we also need most to be? It’s like a musician who needs to play music to feel alive. Her music is also the thing … Continue reading

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