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20 things I saw or did on Ragbrai

Ragbrai is the Register’s Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa. It’s this thing where 25,000 to 35,000 people ride their bicycles from the Missouri River to the Mississippi River.  All at the same time.  Then there are probably 10,000 or … Continue reading

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Gracie

“You’re not adopted?” Gracie was quite upset with her older sister. “No.” “All this time.” Gracie wiped a tear. “Wait. Am I adopted?” “Yes.” “I just… Why? Why did mom and dad say you were? Why didn’t you tell me?” … Continue reading

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Clem’s Ma’s Tapeworm Plan

Clem O. Pratt has tapeworms. He’s lying up in the hospital now. Wasting away. The Biltricide didn’t work so now he has an obstructed bowel. He used to eat like crazy. Hamburgers, pork chops, fried chicken all at one sitting. … Continue reading

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Rule No. 6

The best explanation of Rule No. 6 can be found in this Ben Zander “Shining Eyes” clip.  Pretty much, rule number 6 is, “Don’t take yourself so goddamn seriously.”  When asked what are the other rules, Ben Zander says, “there … Continue reading

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Here, read this…

Sometimes you just wanna write. There are times when you need to get your thoughts out and get them down in black and white. This is not one of those times. I intend for this to be read. I’ll journal … Continue reading

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