Category Archives: Thoughts on the Swing

What’s in a name?

This is about my uncle, Darrall.  I was named after him… sorta; my mom spelled the name incorrectly on my birth certificate so even though he is my name sake, our names are spelled differently.  Uncle Darrall never seemed to … Continue reading

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Paying the Band

I recently realized, the first time I was ever complimented as a “writer” from someone I respected as a writer, was in fact, my mother in-law.  She was reading a character study I pulled together for an assignment in a … Continue reading

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What’s that sound?

I must admit, I do like to embellish stories.  It’s better for everybody because I have not lead a particularly adventurous life.  But the story I’m about to tell you, in honor of the new year, 2016 – um, well … Continue reading

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Superman

Finally got back to the gym after another “doctor” induced week off;  I’m telling you these doc’s are making it difficult for me to stay in shape.  This time I had to have a couple of basal cell spots removed … Continue reading

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Om

Had to go through another round of cortisone injections recently so I had a week off from working out at the gym. Started off warning my trainer lady (let’s call her Kay) that A. I just had a week off and … Continue reading

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Young Buck Tatt

This particular morning I got 6 strong laps in the pool before stopping to spit up lung parts and swear. Actually, the last lap didn’t look that strong. When your body gets tired while swimming, it starts to forget to … Continue reading

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Core Strength

It happened; I finally caved in to my wife and friends who have been harping on my ear for some time now to join a gym and sign my body, if not my soul, over to the guidance of a … Continue reading

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The Great Gopher Dust Up

So last week gave me an opportunity to mow after that nice day of rain… For one, it kept the dust down and two, there was a lot less risk of starting a fire; something I’ve been pretty freaked out … Continue reading

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The Unexpected

I wrote a poem that has been in the works for a while.  Like the subject it covers, I tinkered with it to no end, looking for the right words and structure; looking for the right inspiration.  That inspiration finally … Continue reading

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Rockin Robins 2015

This year our first clutch of robin eggs yielded a total of four.  We’re happy to report that all four eggs hatched and the babies seem to be doing fine.  The parents are madly trying to keep up.  Here’s this … Continue reading

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