Author Archives: igotsomethin

Home on the Range

There are a lot of things I like about Missouri, having lived here for almost three years.  It’s a pretty state.  I live in the foothills of the Ozarks; I like rolling land, I like rock, I like hardwood forests … Continue reading

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Dark Ages

One of the first things I did upon turning 16 and getting my driver’s license was to make an appointment at Planned Parenthood for birth control. This is called taking personal responsibility, something those “conservatives” are yakking about all of … Continue reading

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Hate

We haven’t lived in Missouri very long, and it took me awhile to figure out what congressional district we live in.  Unfortunately, we live in the Eighth, and are “represented” by a man named Jason Smith, republican. It’s funny, but … Continue reading

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Profile in Courage

I’m just going to say it: Bambi has a strange little body. She’s built sort of like a swimmer. Her chest is the widest point. Her front legs are bowed and her feet are pigeon toed. She has a long … Continue reading

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Predictions for 2017

Every year since I’ve been writing this blog, I’ve made predictions for the coming year. So let me just take the swan dive into the depressing mire and get it out of my head. 2017 will be hotter than 2016, … Continue reading

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Ice ice baby

The ice storm started Friday night.  It didn’t melt until Sunday night. It was beautiful and spooky. No neighbors were out with the chain saws.  Very little shooting, either, so it was a human quiet. The ice crackles.  Limbs broke. … Continue reading

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Thoughts on Standing Rock

At this moment, it appears that the Standing Rock Sioux Tribe and their allies have won. I have admired their campaign. They framed their message and kept it simple. They used social media brilliantly. By remaining peaceful, they performed sort … Continue reading

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