May 4, 2012

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McDonalds and the working poor

It’s just after the lunch rush at McDonalds on a Friday in Wasilla, Alaska. Things are calming down for the small battalion of worker in various blues, oranges, pinks and collared shirts that make up the “free uniform” garb. I am sitting in the first booth, the one that is closest to the only plug […]

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May 4, 2012

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NaBloPoMo: Who wouldn’t you play with as a child?

I am participating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. The topic for today is: Who wouldn’t you play with as a child? I grew up in typical middle America in the heart of the iron belt along the Ohio River Valley. It was full of coal mines, trains […]

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May 3, 2012

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NaBloPoMo: Talk about a toy you broke as a child

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: Talk about a toy you broke as a child. When I was a kid I rarely broke my toys. I don’t know if I was a bit OCD or maybe a little bit anal but I treasured […]

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May 2, 2012

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Houston High School softball opening night

It was a blustery, but absolutely beautiful May Day. It was the start of the softball season for my daughter, Nicole. Nicole is a freshman at Houston High School in Alaska. A small school of just about 400 kids and home of the Hawks. A big change from where she was just last semester in Littleton, […]

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May 2, 2012

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NaBloPoMo: Strong memory about recess

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is: Write a strong memory about recess. It was kindergarten at Highlawn Elementary School in Huntington, West Virginia and a beautiful spring day. School was nearing the end of the year and I have been flirting this […]

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May 2, 2012

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Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog?

Me: Honey, can I quit my job and start a blog? Wife: What job? Me: You know, the one that you call the house-husband musher guy that does an awesome job dog training and hosting our radio shows with tons of great guests. Wife: Oh yeah. THAT job! Me: Yep! Wife: Of course you can […]

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May 1, 2012

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NaBloPoMo: Who did you play with as a child?

I am particpating in the NaBloPoMo challenge for May. It should be a fun one. It is titled: Play. Today’s topic is who did you play with as a child? I grew up, well at least until the second grade, in Huntington, West Virginia. My mom was a college student at Marshall University and my […]

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April 20, 2012

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A Dickie with a headset trying to be King

At a recent stop at Burger King in the booming metropolis of Anchorage, Alaska, Michele and I walked into a firestorm behind the counter. Some young guy with what looked like a 5 o’clock shadow but was most likely a 5-week old beard was being yelled at by the manager in a pressed white polyester […]

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