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More scattered thoughts from the country

This camera is giving me the fantods. I'm talking about the trail camera, or the scout camera, or the wildlife camera -- whatever it ought to be called -- that's supposed to get pictures of animals. Animals, I mean, that...

Don't let me catch you playing for keeps

Driving past an elementary school, I saw four young boys down on their hands and knees, in a loose circle. And I thought, Hey, are those boys playing marbles? It's been practically forever since I saw boys shooting marbles and...

Panhandlers need a good tale

In a supermarket parking lot at Westheimer and Weslayan, I was loading groceries into the car when a woman in a green sedan pulled up beside me. She asked if I'd give her a little help. Ah, a panhandler. And...

A little lower and to the right

This morning I was scratching around for a new blog topic and I settled on this: In our environment I believe there are tiny creatures known among themselves as the Itches, and that name should be capitalized, the same as...

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