Category Archives: Gate Guard

My name is Joe

“I was constantly chasing the tail of my own brain” – An Unquiet Mind by Kay Jamison Getting older and finding it harder and harder to remember little things. Like names. And in this business, it’s important to remember names. … Continue reading

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Human Kindness

“It is the history of our kindnesses that alone makes this world tolerable” – Robert Louis Stevenson  When I hear of, read about, or am privileged to witness acts of human kindness I am often moved to tears. Surely these … Continue reading

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Bad JuJu

“Life shrinks or expands in proportion to one’s courage” – Anais Nin I admit it. I’ve been in a funk lately. A real downer. It’s so hard to be upbeat when one is surrounded by people who just don’t care. … Continue reading

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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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Fear

“People are afraid of what they don’t understand. And hate what they’re afraid of” – The Bat by Jo Nesbo Is that always true? Did Jo Nesbo nail it? There is so much that I just don’t understand. Like the … Continue reading

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Nauseating

“Life was like a movie and everybody thought they were the star of it. That’s why dying was hard. People didn’t want to accept it, that the movie would go on without them” Whiplash River by Lou Berney   Don’t … Continue reading

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A minor repair

“More often than not people were out of their minds” – A Man Called Ove by Fredrik Backman A trip to Home Depot. Needed parts and supplies for an important household repair. The exact nature of that task is not … Continue reading

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Aphrodisiac

“Human nature is a vast, dark forest” – The Bat by Jo Nesbo So…………..how are you Cliff? Fine though I’m getting tired of parking in this RV repair shop yard. How long you been there? A week. Wow. When will … 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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It Takes All Kinds

“He felt a headache at the first note, and it flipped multiple aggravation switches in his brain” – Red on Red by Edward Conlon It Takes All Kinds How often has that phrase been uttered? Usually out of frustration with … Continue reading

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