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The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

Pierre Fontenot November 21, 2022 Comments Off on The Apple Doesn’t Fall Far From The Tree

… a story for people who want their lives to matter, but mostly, they feel small, and anonymous, wonder if anything sticks… The reaction to the death of Harry T. Methvin caused people to

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Things You Have To Figure Out For Yourself

Things You Have To Figure Out For Yourself

Pierre Fontenot October 28, 2022 Comments Off on Things You Have To Figure Out For Yourself

Everyone starts out blank 1.  Figuring out who you are.   2.  Figuring out the purpose of life.  3.  …and your purpose within life.  No diplomas for this stuff 4.  Figuring out you ‘n

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Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also

Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also

Pierre Fontenot October 11, 2022 Comments Off on Where Your Treasure Is, There Will Your Heart Be Also

 On August 24th, in the year 79 AD, after centuries of being a mountain, Mount Vesuvius became a killer. Maybe the mountain gave warning, some, a little, the animals acting strangely, maybe there was

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Change With The Change

Change With The Change

Pierre Fontenot September 16, 2022 Comments Off on Change With The Change

A story for parents and grandparents, who wonder, if anything they say, sticks. When I was young, I didn’t want what my elders were selling, all that slow ‘n steady, do right, even if

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We May Not Pass This Way Again

We May Not Pass This Way Again

Pierre Fontenot August 4, 2022 Comments Off on We May Not Pass This Way Again

(In July of 2014 I did not know what was coming.) I was driving Clifford, my 1992 Ford dually diesel, 300,000 miles on the motor, body looked like half a million, headed to Texas,

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A Prayer

A Prayer

Pierre Fontenot July 18, 2022 Comments Off on A Prayer

  Our Father, Who loves us Despite our despites, Because, because, because…   Thank You For Your all-ness And everything-ness.   Thank You for our lives And another day of it. May we respect 

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Chasing Easter

Chasing Easter

Pierre Fontenot May 6, 2022 Comments Off on Chasing Easter

Most Easters find me in motion, without emotions. I am aware, wish to care, but for all that I intend, mostly I just attend. I’VE BEEN ALIVE for 65 Easters.  Discount the kiddie ones, that still leaves

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Saving My Bullets

Saving My Bullets

Pierre Fontenot March 24, 2022 Comments Off on Saving My Bullets

In my youth I watched B Westerns. There was always a horse chase. No matter how flat the terrain, the good guy (white hat) and the bad guy (black hat) always found some mountain

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We Are Each A Quilt

We Are Each A Quilt

Pierre Fontenot March 4, 2022 Comments Off on We Are Each A Quilt

Dear Reader, Someone asked me what turning 65 was like.   I thought, ‘Aging is like being a quilt.’ Every House Had A Singer  I am old enough to remember a childhood where every house

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Generational Character

Generational Character

Pierre Fontenot February 11, 2022 Comments Off on Generational Character

I witnessed my father do a U-turn, to go back to a convenience store, because the clerk had given him too much change.   Another young man of that generation, parents both dead, he

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