Author Archives: james.thorpe

Y7DAZ?

Why choose to believe that a Supreme Omnipotent Supernatural Being would create the entire physical universe out of His own mind, from nothing, with no help, and make no mistakes, in seven 24-hour days? I mean, look at how everything … Continue reading

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Beware unGodly Soapiness

I do not watch soap operas. I deliberately avoid serial media or literature that perpetuate irresolution. I love resolution; seeing all the loose ends tied up brings me great satisfaction and relief, plus it’s also an opportunity to admire the … Continue reading

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Forced Away

May the Force leave me the heck alone. When my wife wanted to watch a movie in the early days of our marriage, she knew better than to ask me for a suggestion. “Star Wars” was a likely first response. … Continue reading

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November, 2014: Like a Piece of Craft

Some things just take a lot of killin’. I’m referring to squirrels first. I’ve been a hired gun at my third job as outdoor handyman; the pesky varmints get into the potted plants on the front porch and, well, plant … Continue reading

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Light for the Crazies

My favorite time of the year is coming up.   When the holidays are over When the music, lights, and decorations get put away again When all the rich food is finally gone, and all we want is vegetables and … Continue reading

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Oct 2014: Prosthetic Tribal Nuttiness

I know a mouse with a wooden leg…name unknown. I know, because, in personal combat in the dark of the basement, I wrested him out of his hidey-hole, bested him, and dispatched him forthwith. I had a hatchet handy for … Continue reading

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August, 2014: No Way! Way.

It finally happened. No, we didn’t have a volcano in Oklahoma. We seem to have nearly every other kind of natural disaster here, but not those; at least, not yet. No, all the teachers haven’t walked out and demanded a … Continue reading

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July 2014: Moltin’ waffles

I must do that again. The best, most delicious waffles I ever had were consumed this morning at breakfast. What made them so good? Two things: first, I made them with one part butter and two parts coconut oil, which … Continue reading

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June 2014: Rain and duck blood

So how do you spend time indoors when it’s too rainy to go out? A) “It’s never too rainy to go out! Let’s find some puddles!” B) “Now I can finish my stack of books and all those leftover hot … Continue reading

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May 2014: Mud harvesters eat dirt cheap

If you’re gonna play in Texas, ya gotta have a fiddle in the band. If you’re gonna play in our neck of the woods, you better like woodland creatures and mud. ‘Cause we’ve got lots of both. Take our neighbors, … Continue reading

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