Editor only wants column by deadline
Conversation which might or might not have occurred with my editor:
English is hard work
We adults can complicate pert near anything, especially communication. Take a gander at your latest homeowner's policy or telephone bill, and tell me either couldn't be improved by a third-grader.
Soldier’s short missive leaves story unfinished
Check yes or no
While I was having dinner with a group of friends, the server leaned over the table, porcelain bowl in hand.
Writer pays tribute to girls’ best friend
Lisa Kelley is away this week. In her stead, her dog, Baxter, submits a poem:
Blood thicker than gene pool
My family tree has a lot of suckers. You know, those shoots that come up here and there from the roots and base. Given the fact that some of my mama's lineage married and remarried like it was a competitive sport, some of my closest "relations" aren't related at all. Take for instance, my Grammy.
Old, beloved truck stalls in right place
Folks said it was bound to happen, and one day, folks were right. Driving down five lanes in Bentonville, Blue Belle stopped in her tracks. I pumped the gas pedal and turned the key. She sputtered and tried to get up, then finally sighed and laid there like an old hunting dog after a day spent running squirrels.
Cold-blooded float down Buffalo River
"That looks weird," I said, nodding upstream as my friends and I pulled our kayaks onto a gravel bar for a break in our half-day float down the Buffalo River.
Immersing senses in present moment
I write this column while seated on a rock at the edge of Horseshoe Bend outside of Page, Ariz. The sun is rising behind me -- which, not being a morning person, are words I don't typically string together. It takes my breath away, both the view and the 5 o'clock hour.
Spring season for lawyer jokes
Talk is cheap.