Tagged: sudden death

One year ago, second time around

On this date last year my divorce was final. It is my second divorce. My marriages didn’t really fail, ultimately peopled changed and made choices. Changes had to be made. I thought I was the type to let go and move on quickly, I was wrong. Oddly, I moved on from this last marriage quickly but the eight month girlfriend that followed was harder. In time, that too found it’s way into my real view mirror.

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Vengeance or “Do We Fry the Bastard?”

… vengeance alone is not a justifiable reason to kill, and we should not shape laws based on our initial reactions to tragedies or on our baser emotions. We do not, after all, call for the torture of those who torture, the rape of rapists, or the act of stealing from thieves. We realize that “an eye for an eye” may not be a policy in which we wish to take part.

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Allen Point: Shooting to Kill

It wasn’t a pretty death. But it seldom is. Kenton lived just up the road from where we moved to Moorelands. We faced Hale’s Passage, and Kenton lived on Horsehead Bay. It was a...

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Falling Asleep At The Wheel.

I probably thought of having one of the beers I had bought to drink before heading to bed on a non-school day. The sun probably began to rise over Mt. Rainier, and as the rays began to creep over Hale’s Pass and the apple orchard, the sound of gravel startled me awake to face the telephone pole at the sharp turn at the end of the straightaway.

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Curtain Calls and Encores

I am like so many others that give lip service to the phrase, “Life is short, so make the most of it.” I’ve never been really sure what that phrase actually means. It’s true...

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Smile for me, one last time!

Does your smile leave a lasting impression? Yesterday I discovered the value of a nice smile and a pleasant manner from a most unexpected source. Her name is Candice. I first came to notice...

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Bob Hope Drive and Legacy

Lately I’ve been considering my lot in life. It’s a past time that I’ve entertained more than once in the last few years. Most of my blogs are recollections of the past, attempts at...

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