Crazy First Love

Happy Valentine's Day! It was 1975. The Shephard Air Force Base (AFB) launderette that morning was almost empty, only two other airmen had also tumbled out of bed at dawn to wash clothes. Outside, in this part of Texas, early October felt like late summer, at 7 o’clock it was already warm. Inside, the sounds …

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When A Bear Walks In The Woods

A walk in the park is a relatively simple process. It involves stepping into shoes, grabbing a snack, some water or other liquid refreshment and heading out into the woods.  But if you’ve ever read stories about Winnie-the-Pooh , you might recall that this ain’t necessarily so.  After all, he has a reputation for being …

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Too Good to Resist

“There is a charm about the forbiddenthat makes it unspeakably desirable.”― Mark Twain On the summer-warmed, gray-black asphalt this thing had mutated into a living organism; like an alien life form it oozed, crept and slid towards the sidewalk.  It tantalized and mocked; the smell: sun-baked tar and dust mingled with the sweet-sour aroma of yeast, …

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