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Oppose the War: You Must Be Out of Work!

My father has been forwarding every e-mail he is sent supporting the war, and containing stories of some unwashed anti-war protrester getting a can of Shut-Up opened on him by someone whose brother died in France (those ungrateful wretches!), etc. I was finally compelled to send this reply: Here’s a story you can also forward […]

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A Poem for Pop-Corn Days

Schaller, Iowa Pop Corn Days 2002The Jaycees Beer Garden A local band blangs away  from a flatbed stageIn a beer garden walled  by semitrailers The singer channels the Foo Fighters  like him, we’re “Lookin’ for the sky to save me,   “Lookin’ for a sign of life” In front of the stage a young mother “dances” with her daughter.She’s wearing a […]

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Car Shows

This past weekend (June 15), I discovered a little custom car show being held in a local McDonald’s parking lot. Along with the rather out-of-place stock Prowler and Viper (maybe there was Chrysler money involved), was an interesting, albeit usual assortment of restored and customized cars. Like a 1966 Ford Cobra, a low-rider car whose […]