Category Archives: friendship

Fernando

“The best thing you can do for the poor is not be one of them” – Red on Red by Edward Conlon This is Fernando. He is one of the most bona fide, decent human beings one could be fortunate … Continue reading

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Dead End

“The truth was, you couldn’t ever really know what was in someone else’s heart. It was difficult enough to know what was in your own.” – “The Devil Wins” by Robert B. Parker Time and the flow of life change … Continue reading

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Loss

“When people enter your life, they expand your world. But when they leave, the void is that much greater” – Blueblood by Mathew Iden Lost a dear friend recently. Cancer at 71. Not a pleasant experience. Pat and I were … Continue reading

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Veterans Day

“Everything you do leaves traces” – The Bat by Jo Nesbo I am a veteran. I did in fact serve in the US Army from 1965 to 1969. Four years that seemed like a lifetime back then. Like all GI’s, … Continue reading

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Cliff: episode 365

People were not what they said. They were not what they thought. They were not what they promised. People were what they did. When the final tally was done, nothing else mattered.” – “House of the Rising Sun” by James … Continue reading

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Tupperware

“At my age, the only thing that’ll get me in trouble is too much stool softener” – “Redemption Street” by Reed Farrel Coleman So I called Cliff this morning. Hi Bob……what’s up? Just checking on you. Are you at the … Continue reading

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The Hot Tub

“That was the worst thing of all, time to think. Time to think was life’s petri dish” – Hurt Machine by Reed Farrel Coleman My old buddy Cliff is working a fracking rig just north of Laredo, by himself. A … Continue reading

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