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I saw this guy in an older Chevy Pick-up this morning. He's about my age, wearing a John Deere hat, big wad of chewing tobacco in his mouth. I'm left wondering Red Man or Levi Garrett. The truck … [Read more...] about Apple Pie and Chevrolet
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My mom has Alzheimer's, a brutal disease. Her doctor is a Muslim. His name is Islam, actually, Mahbub Islam. I have his cell number, he has mine. He's answered my call at 1 AM on a Sunday … [Read more...] about My Mom’s Doctor is a Scary Muslim
Monday I was driving through the Black Dirt, it was ninety-five degrees. The temperature coming off that dried muck had to be near one … [Read more...] about The Black Dirt