Archive | May 2016


I’m hearing that echo on Sweet Caroline…”so good! so good!”…..

Andrew Joyce

There are many antagonists in Resolution. Here are three of the more prominent: 1) Murderers, 2) Wolves, and 3) the most dangerous—the extreme Yukon cold when it’s seventy degrees below zero.

Jim Bridger


Huck, tiring of the conversation, picked up the bottle and filled his and Molly’s glasses. Jass’ was still full. “Alright, Mister Knight, how do you plan on doing it? Take us out back and shoot us?

“I must say you are taking this like a gentleman. No crying or begging for mercy?”

“Would I get any?”

“Any what?”


“Most likely not.”

Huck looked at Molly and nodded.

She stood with such force that she knocked her chair backwards and it started to fall. She had her gun out and in her hand before the chair hit the floor. The scraping noise of the chair as Molly stood turned the men’s attention from the gold to the…

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This entry was posted on May 17, 2016. 1 Comment

Got this email about Bagpipes…

Great way to start the day, with a big ol’ smile!

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

My Thanks to Phil the Tasmanian Devil for this sweet story…

Time is like a river. You cannot touch the water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again. Enjoy every moment of life.

As a bagpiper, I play many gigs.

Recently I was asked by a funeral director to play at a graveside service for a homeless man.

He had no family or friends, so the service was to be at a pauper’s cemetery in the Nova Scotia back country.

As I was not familiar with the backwoods, I got lost and I didn’t stop for directions.

I finally arrived an hour late and saw the funeral guy had evidently gone and the hearse was nowhere in sight.

There were only the diggers and crew left and they were eating lunch. I felt badly and apologised to the men for being late.

I went to the side…

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Zoe’s Apparition

Chris The Story Reading Ape's Blog

Zoe’s Apparition

The apparition rushed in behind me and then floated slowly into the center of the living room, hovering ominously above me as I stood there, stone-cold still. What was it and what did it want?

Profile Pic_My Name Is ZoeHello dear fans and friends. I am Zoe the Fabulous Feline. I am an author and I mostly write stories about my life and experiences. Sometimes my stories include my human, Emily, but this one does not, so I will say no more about her. Back to my story. In retrospect, this was a pretty funny experience – I repeat – in retrospect.

We sat there, almost together actually. I still didn’t know what it was, this dark thing that had followed me home. No, I didn’t know what it was but I knew what it wanted . . . me! I had tried to run away, but it followed close behind and…

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This entry was posted on May 10, 2016. 2 Comments

Happy Birthday, Mother

Impressive lady, wonderful tribute. Thanks for sharing!

Mother at Cracker Barrel
Mother’s Birthday lunch. Far left, Phyllis Barrington, center front Kathleen Swain, back center, Linda Bethea, far right, Marilyn Grisham
Mother's 88 bdayimage
Today, May 5, 2016, is Mother’s birthday. I am not permitted to say which one. Suffice it to say, she is more than eighty-five and less than ninety. She and my father were married thirty-five years and raised five children. She is a remarkable woman, goes to the gym twice a week, and walks at least a mile a day. She likes to get next to puny men at the gym so she can show off how tough she is. She works in her yard every sunny day and keeps a cooler of water out on her back steps for walkers and children in her neighborhood. She’d never worked a public job till after my dad died, but worked for many years first as a pre-school teacher, then as an office…

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