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States of Mind – Part 9

For the past ten years I have been making an effort to visit all 50 states. As my personal quest nears its completion, I decided to write down recollections of the 46 I’ve seen so far, listed roughly in chronological … Continue reading

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Trigger Fingers

The obvious perk of doing endorsement commercials for Massage Envy is that I get to go in for a massage every so often. Shoulder muscles sore from swimming and a twinge of back pain prompted me to call for an … Continue reading

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Dead Ahead

“What is your iceberg?” I asked another party-goer over the weekend. I had been telling some of the guests that I will watch a bit of the Rocky Top Dance Challenge next Sunday. Dance competitions are a world I knew … Continue reading

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Hijinks Dry Skinks

A dead chipmunk ruined my swim on Friday afternoon. Usually I pluck carcasses from the pool before I get in the water. Unfortunately I was swimming toward the wall when I looked down and spotted the critter on the bottom … Continue reading

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Joe Btsfplk

It’s been a week since the crew from a local pool company re-opened my pool for the season. By Monday afternoon, the water was sparkling and inviting but the water temperature was only 67°. I wondered if I could stand … Continue reading

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