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  • The cross and the boat

    Several treasured items decorate my study walls. I can't list them all, because some are awards and stuff, and I'm much too modest to get into ...

  • Led by the spirit

    There comes a time in every man's life when he must sit down and take stock. Take a look at where he's been, where he is and where he's going. At ...

  • Smith on fawts

    Lets establish something about the word "fart." First, it's a long recognized, bona fide English word going way back. I refer you to Chaucer's ...

  • The pensioners lament

    Oh how I long for those bright days to come again once more. But come again they never will, for now I'm sixty-four. That's not my problem. If ...

  • Shakespeare for the culturally challenged

    This is Shakespeare made plain. It is intended for those non-scholarly, non-academic and non-cultural types who want to appear educated. These ...

  • The Miss Piggy syndrome

    If you have H1N1, I'm sorry. But you must be all right or you wouldn't be reading this. If you haven't caught it yet but are about to, I'm even ...

  • The devil is in the details

    So, it's Halloween again. Bigger than Christmas commercially on the mainland, they say, which means the stores make more money off witches than ...

  • A rod by any other name

    It hurt like hell. And the fact that the belt was being wielded by the hand of my loving mother made it hurt even more. More than injured, I was ...

  • A just reward

    It's an uncertain world. No doubt about it. When a vintage writer such as myself can pass almost without notice through any mall in Eastern ...

  • Montana versus Horton

    When a red-blooded Canadian boy would rather watch some girlie whirligig called Hannah Montana prancing around the television screen in furious ...