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Chomp-chomp

A conversation between my mother-in-law and me. Her name is Betty and she’s 99. Jaron: How do you like your new assisted living home? Betty: It’s good. I know you think I can’t keep track of time but I can. I’ve been here for about a month. Jaron: What with the virus and lockdowns, time […]

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Doug Paul, MD

When I was going to school in Coronation, “uncle” Doug stayed at our home during goose hunting season. He knew and loved Coronation. By the way, Dr. Paul was the guy who put together Alberta Health Care. It was the best in Canada, maybe the world … until the insurance companies got their meathooks into […]

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Insider Tip $$$

watch your investment grow.

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Nut Energy

My Dear Friend, About a hundred years ago my grandfather fought in World War I — my cousin, Ken Summers, found the following.  (The military keeps pretty good records.) Hit control ++ to magnify his medical record. It says Grampa was sent home to die.  You can also magnify his widow’s pension below.  Not much […]

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Aphrodite & The Rat

she was standing like a Grecian Goddess on our granite counter….

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FADE IN: MAYA

There are a raft of shibboleths and acronyms you probably know if you’re contemplating writing something that starts with FADE IN: POV, MOS, CU, FADE OUT, INT … some of the many “inside words” that are helpful to know if you’re going to make your mark in Hollywood. Here’s a new one for you: MAYA. […]

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No gold in them-thare Hills

Has any official sovereign nation ever ran a Ponzi scheme in an attempt to cover a debt? The United Nations claims there are 206 total states—193 member states, two observer states, and 11 classified as other states. Nearly all of them have their own currencies. Some countries, for example, Ecuador, use American dollars. I know […]

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Dogs and Cats can get along!

Dogs and Cats can get along!

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Danny Thomas Test

It’s real easy to steal. 

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Sorry To Bother You

You end up with Mastercard moments.

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BUILDING A CARROT BRIDGE

“And what happens if a herd of hypothetical rabbits shows up?”

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TAB HUNTER – HOLLYWOOD LEGEND – RIP

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01DCKTZAK/ref=cm_cr_ryp_prd_ttl_sol_0

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Words & Voices

words and voices for your pleasure and surprise….

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Correct Use of Floss

… he could work a 30-hour day

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Long Friendship Secrets

I keep a journal since it’s fun to see what I did ten or twenty or thirty years ago. When I was a missionary I prayed each day. One day I realized that if there were a god or gods they would have stopped people from creating religions.  Any religion.   Nothing is as detrimental to […]

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Advice From A Billionaire

Ten minutes, once gone, are gone for good.

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Pussy Poaching to Regime Change

“Let them eat (chocolate) cake”

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The Sensual Pickpocket of Barcelona

Gaudi’s cathedral is a work in progress like our marriage

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The Only Way to Stop Trump

Those in power must stop him. They paint Trump as a lunatic. As a liar. As a traitor. This will not work!

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NASA & LDS COVER-UP

of the 12 people who have landed on the moon, all were female.

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John & Sophie Henning

About all that is left after 75 years … at least memories.

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The Sod Hut

They say nothing ever happened in Coronation but I heard stories about the Gent from Geneva, who in the late 1940s, arrived in Alberta. This guy, I think his name was Franz, had seen a travelogue of Western Canada. Its majestic Rocky Mountains gave Franz the idea that moving to Alberta was like living in Switzerland in the shadow of the

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Wild Echoes

They say nothing happens in Coronation.

They are certainly not goose hunters.

Coronation is on the fly path of millions of geese that migrate between the Arctic and Mexico each year. There were a lot when I lived there in the 50s.

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Arrow Pounder

If you’re thinking of writing a screenplay or worse, carving out a career as a full-time screenwriter, you’re going to need an arrow pounder.

Never heard “arrow pounder” amid such notions as “plot points” and “character arcs,” have you? Trust me every screenwriter needs an arrow pounder.

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