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The Ugly American

Anybody who traveled overseas 30 years ago is probably familiar with the phrase Ugly American.  As a teenager, I was advised

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No One Is Looking

She looked back over her left shoulder to see if anybody was looking. No one. So she flung the bag

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Happy

People are waving at me right now, standing on ginormous floating beds of flowers.  Am I supposed to wave back?

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The Chicken and The Hawk

We sat outside on the patio furniture, sun-drunk in the calm before the Thanksgiving storm.  My Labrador was sprawled out

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Are you? Am I?

I didn’t even know the show was happening, not until a few days ago, when my friend told me he

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Home

He lumbered along the pavers, under the eaves at the far corner of the house, closer to home with each

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Linoleum

She took a chance on me. Maybe more like a calculated risk. Not that I’m a loose cannon, of course.

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Disguised As Love

  Here I am, on an airplane. I’ve been flying throughout this pandemic, and haven’t really been worried about catching

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Training Wheels

Easter was confusing but tolerable when I was a kid. A rabbit would hide eggs in the backyard, and sometimes

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Fins

There’s a place on the Big Island that is sacred in many ways to our family. I get over there

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Ride

what carries me