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Tender Hearted

Tender Hearted

Pierre Fontenot June 22, 2017 Comments Off on Tender Hearted

I bought a little patch of the planet. I grew up country, tried Far Away and Big City, but some part of me Got Claimed by the rural of my childhood, and I’ve been

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Surefire Tips To Job Success For Young Adults

Surefire Tips To Job Success For Young Adults

Pierre Fontenot May 25, 2017 Comments Off on Surefire Tips To Job Success For Young Adults

First of all, let’s get all this further education stuff off the table.  Let’s talk about you, and this life thang… _   _  _  _  _  _  _  _   _   _

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What I Wish I’d Have Been Told When I Was Graduating From High School

What I Wish I’d Have Been Told When I Was Graduating From High School

Pierre Fontenot May 18, 2017 Comments Off on What I Wish I’d Have Been Told When I Was Graduating From High School

Dear Class of 2017, beware of money. I forget who gave our commencement speech.  Probably said, Be a good American, make your family proud, reach for the stars but keep your feet on the

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Sometimes I Just Sit And Wonder

Sometimes I Just Sit And Wonder

Pierre Fontenot May 4, 2017 Comments Off on Sometimes I Just Sit And Wonder

I was sitting on a country porch, not a person in sight, like when I was a child, making no demands of nature, just five senses and a pinch of patience, open to the

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The Four Seasons Of Nature In Louisiana

The Four Seasons Of Nature In Louisiana

Pierre Fontenot April 20, 2017 Comments Off on The Four Seasons Of Nature In Louisiana

Winter A Louisiana winter is like the distant cousin you only see at funerals.  Some brief pleasantries but no sense a long conversation because they’re here today and gone tomorrow. I had a snow

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Change

Change

Pierre Fontenot March 30, 2017 Comments Off on Change

I used to play with those little Matchbox toys, cars and dump trucks that I kept stored in a shoebox.  There was a patch of yard beneath a big oak, near the swing we

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Short Thoughts On “Long”

Short Thoughts On “Long”

Pierre Fontenot March 16, 2017 Comments Off on Short Thoughts On “Long”

Handshakes and hugs should be like smiles and chuckles; anything longer turns a nice thing wronger. Long explanations tend to be short on truth.  Same goes for apologies: after a few sentences apologies have

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Things I’m Up To Here With

Things I’m Up To Here With

Pierre Fontenot March 2, 2017 Comments Off on Things I’m Up To Here With

How did music go from That to This in two generations? Grandpa could play a guitar, but the grandson can only play video games? Is that what happened? Two hundred years from now people

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Editing The Definition Of Birthday

Editing The Definition Of Birthday

Pierre Fontenot February 16, 2017 Comments Off on Editing The Definition Of Birthday

Years ago, seafood joint, somebody’s somebody having an 18th birthday. The person of honor, with that school stage need to be popular, needle on E from the not-being, soaking up the once a year

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Sixty Is A Serious Number

Sixty Is A Serious Number

Pierre Fontenot February 2, 2017 Comments Off on Sixty Is A Serious Number

…where we find the author contemplating aging… _   _  _  _  _  _  _  _   _   _ Middle Age Doesn’t Last Forever When I was a kid old people were beat-up old.

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