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2016 Did No Favors To 2017

2016 Did No Favors To 2017

Pierre Fontenot January 19, 2017 Comments Off on 2016 Did No Favors To 2017

I was one of those, speaking of 2016 with woe and lamentations.  Celebrity deaths, police shooting and being shot, terrorism, mass shootings, and, as it has been for every single year of my life,

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The Beatitudes Of Christmas

The Beatitudes Of Christmas

Pierre Fontenot January 5, 2017 Comments Off on The Beatitudes Of Christmas

Blessed are they who get underwear for Christmas.  Our family trees have been around since around was around, but only since WWII have we had the affluence to get so many, for so cheap. 

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The War of 2016

The War of 2016

Pierre Fontenot December 1, 2016 Comments Off on The War of 2016

What a fatigue of a year. _   _  _  _  _  _  _  _   _   _ It Began With A Clean Slate In January of 2016 I wrote a Bedtime Story

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God Grant Me

God Grant Me

Pierre Fontenot November 18, 2016 Comments Off on God Grant Me

…the ability to look at a jumble of things that matter and know which matters the most. …the common sense to appreciate the common. …the do-it to do good when no one is looking…and

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Give Me Something I Can Vote For In November

Give Me Something I Can Vote For In November

Pierre Sez November 4, 2016 Comments Off on Give Me Something I Can Vote For In November

Put Sunday naps on the ballot. I vote for smiles. Something about this year, I don’t see ‘em like I used to see ‘em. I’ll even vote twice if it means we get sincere

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All Those Stars

All Those Stars

Pierre Fontenot October 21, 2016 Comments Off on All Those Stars

There I was, a long way from home, Louisiana boy trying to do some antique business with a dealer from Kansas.  A plastic milk crate filled with many objects and I say, “How much

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The Ceremony Of Coffee

The Ceremony Of Coffee

Pierre Fontenot October 7, 2016 Comments Off on The Ceremony Of Coffee

Her husband brought her coffee every morning.  Not just when they were newlyweds, not just when things were hunky-dory, every morning, mornings after spats, mornings after she wished she could take back things she’d

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Minds Were Made To Wonder

Minds Were Made To Wonder

Pierre Fontenot September 15, 2016 Comments Off on Minds Were Made To Wonder

I wonder if Hitler had a guardian angel. Do pessimists have negative blood?  Ever wonder what was the best thing before sliced bread?  And who put the “s” in lisp? I wonder who invented

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Bittersweet

Bittersweet

Pierre Fontenot September 2, 2016 Comments Off on Bittersweet

I remember a day in my childhood, at my grandmother’s; it’s her, my aunt, my first cousin, and me, the little boy kid.  They were going through a photo album, mostly black ‘n white,

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THE GOD SPOT

THE GOD SPOT

Pierre Fontenot August 17, 2016 Comments Off on THE GOD SPOT

My dog, Kramer, trusts me.  I’d like to believe I earned it. She trusted me when she was in youth and vigor, and now, here we are, at her end, and she’s trusting me

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