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Road Hazard

Coming back from South Haven toward Ark City on a bright summer day, I found myself driving in a short line of cars. A half dozen of us, well-spaced, made our way from A toward B at a rate not exceeding the speed limit, at least for the time being. 469 more words

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Kindness on Cowley 20

Randa and I both woke up around five o’clock Saturday morning. After an earlier than usual waffles-on-the-porch breakfast, we decided to take advantage of the day’s cool beginning to do some landscaping. 504 more words

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So Many

So many hands
grow callused from the wear of work
that others do not even see.

So many arms
grow weary from their long labor, 143 more words

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Of Paradox and Pleasure

I am fascinated by the paradox of time, how an event can simultaneously seem to have happened just yesterday and yet in what must have been a previous century. 398 more words

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Driving Through the Red

Around the time the first tornado was skirting the edge of Ark City last night, I was driving up to Wichita for Cowley College’s baseball team’s championship game. 447 more words

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Beyond Common

We walk for years in the calm common of our lives,
day to day to day
unrolling in the same way,
predictable as paper towels… 215 more words

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Warning: Contents Under Pressure

I reckon some folks have a daily habit of counting their blessings. At a moment’s notice they can rattle off thirty or forty fine things about their life and all the reasons they just feel so blessed. 311 more words

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