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The Proper Attitude Towards Invisibility

The Proper Attitude Towards Invisibility

Pierre Fontenot June 6, 2019 Comments Off on The Proper Attitude Towards Invisibility

It came down to Good versus Better.  I own Eighty-one, a retail store, and I’m Good for what it asks of me, but I’m Better at writing.  For years I’ve had this inner whisper,

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Advice To Seniors

Advice To Seniors

Pierre Fontenot May 16, 2019 Comments Off on Advice To Seniors

Don’t chase money. There have been a guesstimated 100 billion humans on Earth and 90 billion of them spent their lives chasing money.  Point is: it’s common.  They chased hunting grounds, watering holes, timber,

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Graduating Again

Graduating Again

Pierre Fontenot May 2, 2019 Comments Off on Graduating Again

I have a nephew who is graduating high school.  “That” is on my mind, the whole kicked-out-of-the-nest moment, where you can’t stay, gotta go, but go where, go how, go for what ‘n why…

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The Gift Of Without

The Gift Of Without

Pierre Fontenot April 19, 2019 Comments Off on The Gift Of Without

Without my past, what stranger would I now be?  Without my past, what armor would I be missing, what foundation would I stand upon, what great knowing would be greatly unknown?   Without smiles,

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Spring In Louisiana

Spring In Louisiana

Pierre Fontenot April 4, 2019 Comments Off on Spring In Louisiana

Dear Louisiana, you do narrow us down.  Even with school out, you make us do math in summer, multiplying heat x humidity.  Your falls aren’t official.  It can still be 80 at Thanksgiving, and

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The Pendulum Swings To Pink: The Feminization Of America

The Pendulum Swings To Pink: The Feminization Of America

Pierre Fontenot March 21, 2019 Comments Off on The Pendulum Swings To Pink: The Feminization Of America

How It Was: 1960’s, my brother yelps, wasp got him.  Grown men are near.  Mr. Murphy, the oldest man, reached into his mouth and pulled out his spit soaked chew of tobacco and slapped

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Forgiveness

Forgiveness

Pierre Fontenot March 7, 2019 Comments Off on Forgiveness

I write as an amateur on the subject.  I have wronged, I have been wronged, but who hasn’t?   At present I am neutral, knowing of nobody I owe, nor anyone who owes me.

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A Birthday Gift Of Perspective

A Birthday Gift Of Perspective

Pierre Fontenot February 21, 2019 Comments Off on A Birthday Gift Of Perspective

I went to the cemetery on my birthday.  (As first sentences go…)  It was a red cheek day in January, full sunny, a north breeze slowed by trees, speeding up once it got into

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The Foundation Of A Slow, Hard Start

The Foundation Of A Slow, Hard Start

Pierre Fontenot February 8, 2019 Comments Off on The Foundation Of A Slow, Hard Start

I was the child of That man and That woman, in the great random of When and Where, raised up in Those years, under Those circumstances, and taught a Particular way of looking at

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Fruit Of The Valley

Fruit Of The Valley

Pierre Fontenot January 24, 2019 Comments Off on Fruit Of The Valley

SHS Class of ’83, full of quality kids, my sister had hopes of giving the commencement speech.  She came hope dejected, told our father that they’d “only” given her the benediction… Hear her father

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