Monthly Archives: May 2009

You can appreciate places and life in general without anyone being around. You can even be satisfied by them. But happiness is something you have to share in order to experience it. I used to go to state parks in … Continue reading

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Rattlesnake speedway in the Utah desert

Memorial Day is Monday. Supposed to be May 30, but the profiteers decided there was profit to be made and capitalistic US of A agreed. So here were are. The last Monday of May is Memorial Day. Tomorrow morning I … Continue reading

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JP Column

Suggested header: Sweet shirt, dude This past week has been an eventful one for Jones County residents.First, I’ve received word from folks who would know that Gov. Beverly Purdue was not at Lenoir Community College in Trenton. There were rumors … Continue reading

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JP column

(Subject to final edits) Here’s a compilation of nuggets that have gnawed at me this week in my travels: The gay marriage debate seems to have taken center stage again. And I’ve left the auditorium. It began with the drama … Continue reading

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Progress?

I would rather kill a man than a snake. I look at a sparrow balancing effortlessly on a tree branch still quivering from its arrival. Or a king snake slithering over a brush. A yellow jacket. A wren. A rabbit. … Continue reading

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Wild Rabbits

My love for district attorneys reminds me of that for ex-girlfriends. There are no two the same. But hold on, hold on … there’s one thing you ought to know: this is intriguing because prosecutors are probably the most powerful … Continue reading

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Happy to be here at all

For some people, living comes naturally. Like breathing. Others have to force things a bit. And they do, and they get by. These two groups of “livers” are the lucky ones. Fortunate to feel the way they do. Sadly, though, … Continue reading

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