The thoughts of a writer.

Friday, March 27, 2015

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Thursday, March 26, 2015

Big Coyote

During my daily walk today (I should mention I tend to walk off trail through woods and swamps) I saw a rather large coyote. When it broke cover from tall swamp growth, I expected it was a small deer. After getting a good look at it, however, it was unmistakably a coyote. I followed it and saw it once more and then it vanished. The coloration of the animal's fur was perfect camouflage.

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Wednesday, March 25, 2015

Biracial Beauty Queen "Not Japanese Enough"

Ariana Miyamoto

And though all of the Japanese men secretly wanted her, the biracial beauty contestant was criticized for "not being Japanese enough." It seems that there are still people who cannot see beauty beyond their own racial prejudices.

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More Spring Snow!

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Tuesday, March 24, 2015


Nothing can give you a sense of security, like working at a company that uses strategery.

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Racial Inequality

The current news is full of real-life (as opposed to made-up) racial equality stories.

Here is one for the Black Lives Matter people to checkout.

7 Men Charged in Downtown St. Paul Skyway, Light Rail Platform Attacks

For the record, I don't care if you are white, black, blue or green. If you are assaulting innocent people you are wrong. Forgive me if I am not as worried about your rights as I am about the people you hurt.

And here is one for those who have leveled the accusation that only (lost) blonde girls are searched for.

Family, Friends Hold Prayer Vigil for Missing Crystal Boy

For the record, I don't like anyone who hurts children, animals, women or the elderly. I hope they find this kid and get him back home and prosecute those who are responsible for his disappearance.

The truth is often right in front of you. It isn't necessarily what someone is shouting at you.

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Highly Toxic to Ants!

Ant Poison

That's probably why ants totally avoid it!

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Monday, March 23, 2015

New Snow

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Aldi Drama

I like the Aldi stores, but I must admit that the shopping experience is not particularly pleasant. I put up with it because the prices simply cannot be beaten by any other store. That said, this simple fact lends itself to a more "difficult" clientele than many other stores will have to deal with. This is likely why Aldi often has a security guard posted near the entrance. There is one particular Aldi store that is near where I live that seems to have a greater abundance of drama than the other stores I've been to. I've seen belligerent people, people who can't pay, drunk people, people being arrested, etc., but yesterday I witnessed an elderly man who had just fallen. The poor guy had just paid for a cart full of groceries and fell down as he was preparing to leave. His leg looked like it was probably injured in the process. Someone called for "security," which I must say, this particular security officer was nearly useless during this event. Three customers rushed to assist and managed to get the man's leg out from under him. As the man was sitting on the floor and everyone attempted to assess the seriousness of the situation, he fell backward on his head and then the manager and security guard called 9-1-1. There was nothing for most of us to do but finish our transactions and leave—which is what I did. The paramedics arrived as I was leaving in my car.

It is hard to see another person go through such an event. I went home and hugged my wife and child. I woke in the middle of the night—as snow was coming down; and I wondered what had happened to this elderly man and if he had survived. I said a little prayer for him—which is all I could do really.

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Friday, March 20, 2015

Screech Busted with Knife!


Pork Chops!

For those who don't eat pork, you will never know just how good these grilled pork chops taste.


Como Zoo

The Como Zoo and Conservatory was a favorite destination for me when I was my son's age—and some things never change. My son likes it just as well as I do!

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Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Blacque Jacque Shellacque

Blacque Jacque Shellacque

"You think you rough eh?"


Targeted Irony

Apparently Target is hiring! It seems ironic that just a week ago Target announced mass layoffs!

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