Monthly Archives: October 2010

Shannon’s Phone Number

As I was on my way to work, I passed a woman in a Chevy pickup truck. We smiled at each other and I thought nothing more of it. Then as we were stopped at a traffic light, I looked … Continue reading

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Creating the Dots

More than a few people have made comments about poor in-depth media coverage of Nevada’s midterm election cycle. Well, it’s not for a lack of trying on my part. I broke a story that should have been on par with … Continue reading

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Hide-and-Hoe-Seek

Before I had to report for duty at Warren AFB, in Cheyenne, Wyoming, I had two weeks of leave. I was at home, doing my best to be a kid once more before I had to pick-up the mantle of … Continue reading

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Mom’s Advice

Last night, sleep was punctuated by several unusual dreams. In one, Mom was giving me advice on my current writing project. “Tommy,” she said to me, “You’re not a novelist — you’re a storyteller.” Whoa!

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Interstate 15 Terror

Mary and I were on the outskirts of the Mojave National Preserve. It was after midnight and we were the only vehicle that we could see along the long, flat stretch of Interstate 15. We were on our way back to … Continue reading

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Memories of Tsunami Landing

It was a regular overcast day when the one hundred or so scouts gathered on the newly constructed Tsunami Landing. Each scout, whether a Boy Scout or Cub Scout, was given an 3-foot by five-foot American flag on a standard … Continue reading

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The Special Glass

Where Mom found the special glass, I will never know. What I do know is that every time I had a friend over for dinner for the first, time she’d drag it from the cupboard for them to use. The special … Continue reading

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