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A New Life In A New Land, Chapter 10 … A CAT, A RAT AND A NEW BORN SON, Part 2

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Caliope’s long reach gave her a big advantage in her fight-to-the-death struggle with the rat. But he was simply to big for her to bring down. Soon the fray turned into a bizarre boxing match in which she’d thrust, jab and … Continue reading

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A New Life In A New Land, Chapter 9 … A CAT, A RAT AND A NEW BORN SON, Part 1

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Moments come like snowflakes falling in a vast, dark forest. A few of these flakes freeze and hang suspended on limbs and shrubs, frozen as memories that linger long after the deed that created them has passed. We all have … Continue reading

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When Telephone Lines Last Came to Lacey

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Pacific Northwest Bell (PNB) executives asserted it, Daily Olympian journalists investigated it and the State of Washington’s Department of General Administration (GA) confirmed it … the reason the state didn’t lease office space in Lacey was that it cost a … Continue reading

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Byron Nelson on Choking, Confidence and Faith

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We hadn’t expected to see any spectators on the tenth tee that fine April morning in 1994 or, for that matter, on any morning! But there they stood, an older gentlemen and a good looking younger woman like a couple … Continue reading

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A Divine Wind Whispers

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He smoked non-stop. He drank coffee non-stop. He headed-up leasing for the State of Washington. He was important to me, and I’d learned long ago that if you wanted to meet Hal, you met him in a coffee shop. He was … Continue reading

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The Day Don Bombed the Japanese

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When first we met he growled at me. This was the first (and last) multiple martini lunch of my career, but not Don’s. During his day the martini lunch was almost a ritual, part of a businessman’s normal routine. I was … Continue reading

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Help! I’m An Amazombie!

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I never planned for this. I never expected my life to veer off society’s byways into such a dead end. I never thought I’d spend my days like some kind of isolated religious aesthete observing a perverted vow of silence. But … Continue reading

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