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Rednecks: You can dress ‘em up, take ‘em out but in the end, they’re still rednecks

MY DADDY USED  to say that you should never try to teach a pig to sing—it wastes your time and annoys the pig. The same can be said about attempting to tame a redneck—it’s possible, but it’s going to take … Continue reading

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Forget Butt Dialing–Beware of Drunk Buying: And a salute to Jenny Lawson

BECAUSE I’M SUPPOSED to be writing, I of course, wondered what people buy online when they’re drunk. And I have to tell you, what I found is AWESOME. Of course, I’d buy this stuff stone cold sober, as does one … Continue reading

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Chap fell in the river. Again. Happy happy Fish Fry.

SO, THE QUEST for Annual Opa’s Fish Fry (celebrating his 91st birthday) is well underway, so we’re fishing. Every frigging day. The dogs are loving it . . . And so is Opa. And because he’s here, he’s running the … Continue reading

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Why do deer play? Because they can…

YESTERDAY AFTERNOON, I was playing with the dogs down by the river, when across the cove, a yearling deer came down the hill and stood and stared at me. She was with three other deer, who couldn’t have cared less. … Continue reading

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Eagles, animal shelter and one very bad kitty: I’m sorry, I’m sorry~ I’m not sorry

I AWOKE THIS morning to an angry kitty–Marlowe the Thunder Cat was annoyed that Atticus the Ninja Kitty broke into the food and ate it. All. So Marlowe had tuna and crumbs for breakfast, and I left to go get … Continue reading

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Spend it, shoot it, play it, lose it: Revising in three stages

THE FIRST THING you need to know about revisions is to give yourself permission to write crap. You can fix a broken page . . . you can not fix a blank page. I write as fast as I can, … Continue reading

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Revisions and how they work–the revised and why tomorrow…

  “A ninja?” I said as Cantu put the chainsaw in the trunk of his car. “Consider the source,” Cantu said, smacking the back of his jeans. “You eat today?” “I had a little breakfast,” I hedged. “Uh huh. A … Continue reading

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From polished to published: Avoid dumbass mistakes

I RECENTLY had an interesting Facebook conversation with a new friend, who bemoaned good stories she’d read with a shit-ton of mistakes. And yes, I’ve made some epic dumbass mistakes myself, and fixing them is a royal pain–in my second … Continue reading

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How Budweiser changed my life *and it how it can change yours too*

AND NO, I’M not advocating investing in a six-pack or even a case of America’s favorite cold beverage (been there, done that and all it does is make it worse). It goes a lot deeper than that. Go ahead and … Continue reading

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