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About eighteen years ago, I lived on a small farm. There were no cows or horses to tend, but there was a dog. The dog was a mixed breed named Bodie. Bodie consisted of: the square head and the gentleness of a Labrador Retriever, the black specks from a Catahoula Leopard (colloquially known as a […]

Stan Laurel

One of the world’s best known and loved comedians Arthur Stanley Jefferson was born 16th June 1890 in Ulverston north of the Sands which was until 1974 in the county of Lancashire. In 1910 he emigrated to America and is best known for his antics with his partner Oliver Hardy who he met in the […]


Janice draws a smiley face in the condensation that has fogged the cold window from her breath as the coffee steams on the small kitchen table. One eye of the smiley face has gathered up into a small tear and trickles downward cutting a small wet path through the smile. Janice huffs a sigh, as […]

Joe Helps

He was driving home one evening, on a two-lane country road. Work in this small Midwestern community, was almost as slow as his beat-up Pontiac. But he never quit looking. Ever since the factory closed, he’d been unemployed, and with winter raging on, the chill had finally hit home. It was a lonely road. Not […]

Dear Angel

Dear angel at the top of the tree, That holds the world in the form of a candle Witness my prayer, please That your candle never goes dim or dark Giving light to seasonal glitter That shimmers in tender eyes With Christmas tinsel of green, red, and gold Reflecting the sparkling stars of the night […]

X-Files and “The Night Before Christmas”….

“We’re too late! It’s already been here.”  “Mulder, I hope you know what you’re doing.” “Look, Scully, just like the other homes: Douglas fir, truncated, mounted, transformed into a shrine; halls decked with boughs of holly; stockings hung by the chimney.” “You really think someone’s been here?”  “Someone or something.” “Mulder, over here–it’s a fruitcake.” […]