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Do I Believe In My Book?

Do I Believe In My Book?

admin January 11, 2019 Comments Off on Do I Believe In My Book?

I have a marketing degree.  Turns out I hate selling…things I don’t believe in. Armed with my college sheepskin, I ventured off to Dallas to enter the Land of Adults.  I got a job

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The Making Of A Book

The Making Of A Book

Pierre Fontenot December 21, 2018 Comments Off on The Making Of A Book

Years ago, a nephew’s high school graduation, I’m up in the nosebleed section of the Civic Center, numbed with boredom.  The caps, the gowns, the ritual, the same speeches that I heard, Future of

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Thank Full At Thanksgiving

Thank Full At Thanksgiving

Pierre Fontenot December 6, 2018 Comments Off on Thank Full At Thanksgiving

We Americans, we fors and againsts, we have and have nots, we the so-many-of-us, we spend the whole year as neighbors in America, often with little in common, and then comes November, and our

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Live Oaks And Wounded Souls

Live Oaks And Wounded Souls

Pierre Fontenot November 16, 2018 Comments Off on Live Oaks And Wounded Souls

Susan Boyd and her husband, Blake, had a life, and it was normal, and then came a symptom.   Tests and biopsies and scans – the nervous knot in the stomach – many of

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The Social Immune System Of America

The Social Immune System Of America

Pierre Fontenot November 2, 2018 Comments Off on The Social Immune System Of America

My childhood tragedies, wasp stings, fire ant bites, I’d get more sympathy from my mother.  My grandmother – not much.  She’d had decades of life, like it used to be, before my dainty baby

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The 1950s

The 1950s

Pierre Fontenot October 19, 2018 Comments Off on The 1950s

Donald Trump’s campaign slogan was Make America Great Again.  Again like when, he was asked.  The good ole ‘80’s Reagan years?  Nope, Trump was thinking about the ‘50’s. A Trip To The WWII Museum

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The Obituary of Sears

The Obituary of Sears

Pierre Fontenot October 5, 2018 Comments Off on The Obituary of Sears

Towards dusk, going to the local mall, I park where I’ve always parked, on the Sear’s side.  Something didn’t look right.  The glass doors were there, the lights were on, but inside, a store

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Friday Night Football: Small School Version

Friday Night Football: Small School Version

Pierre Fontenot September 21, 2018 Comments Off on Friday Night Football: Small School Version

Doing the where-you-froms with a stranger, tell him my roots are in a little town called Oberlin.  He says “Hoyle Granger!  I played against him.” “How’d that work out for you?” “Ankles ‘n shoelaces. 

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Tall Tales From A Picker

Tall Tales From A Picker

Pierre Fontenot September 10, 2018 Comments Off on Tall Tales From A Picker

Gassing up in Texas, I notice this pickup up-to-here with junk.  Here comes the guy. “Admiring your load,” I say.   “Man, I got barns full.” Two kinds of people in my business: dabblers,

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Pearls Cast Before Swine

Pearls Cast Before Swine

Pierre Fontenot August 16, 2018 Comments Off on Pearls Cast Before Swine

Love is a pearl. Other nice words too: friendship, loyalty, good intentions and sincerity, patience, and second chances beyond the count.         Unselfishness is a pearl.  By the act we acknowledge

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