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Month: May 2017

Red Dirt and Rain

Red Dirt and Rain

“Do you want some help?” I ask.  I’m watching my three youngest sons haul the cooler along the beach.  The older of the three, back turned towards me, is occupied with pulling and declines to answer my offer.  His heels are dug into the sand as he stands bent over the object.  His slight frame and slender features mask his true physical strength.  Both of his hands hold firmly to the same handle on one side of the cooler, and…

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The Barber and ‘The Saint’

The Barber and ‘The Saint’

I slide my car neatly into the last open parking space in front of the shop.  The street is lined on both sides with vehicles, their owners patroning the small restaurants and stores up and down the main town center.  This town, the neighbor to where I live, is one of my favorite places to visit.  Crossing the threshold into the county limits is like stepping back to a different period in time.  The architecture and small town, charm is something straight out of…

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