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Aug.29.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               Many years ago, I was awakened by a phone call to discover my father had suffered a heart attack.             I said okay, that I would be at the...
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Aug.21.2013
    SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK                 While on vacation last summer, I stopped shaving. During vacations we should be able to stop some routine chores, and taking out the trash wasn’t on the table. So, I grew a beard....
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Aug.09.2013
    SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK                 Sometimes my life seems a little … surreal.               Like something out of a TV show surreal. One of those TV shows...
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Aug.02.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               Several years ago I was invited to read a story to a group of elementary school students, apparently because the teachers had the impression writers are also capable of reading out loud. I suppose that...
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Jul.17.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               Although the idea behind my new book is pretty straightforward, I thought some people might want details, so I put word out in the local media that I was open for interviews. They replied that they...
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Jul.10.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK                 In my almost 33 years as a firefighter, the biggest brush fire I ever fought covered around 100 acres. It took hours and several fire departments to bring under control.   There are 640 acres...
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Jul.03.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               We have a holiday coming up that many refer to as the Fourth of July, also known as Fireworks and Cookout Day. Its proper name is Independence Day, in that it’s the anniversary of the day thirteen of...
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Jun.26.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK               A while back I saw some video footage in which a car speeding down the interstate was hit by an airplane tire.             Not a car tire. A big...
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Jun.20.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK             A while back I was tested for allergies. It’s something that needles me still, in each arm, once a week. During the follow-up meeting, the ear, nose, and throat doctor informed me that my ears were clogged,...
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Jun.14.2013
SLIGHTLY OFF THE MARK   Gilligan should have died. Hold that thought, I’ll get back to it. When I was young I couldn’t understand why girls were attracted to bad boys. Then I finally figured out that this phenomenon isn’t limited to me not being able to get a date: It’s a part of the very...