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Short Cuts

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt. So many things to write about today, and so little time.  See, I just got back off vacation, and I have a manuscript that I need to finish editing for the publisher, which has taken up most of my day.     But I owe an article, so here it is.  …

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Forty Acres and a Mule

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, Coffee or your choice of hard pop on the counter, let’s talk.   If you somehow are completely without communication with the outside world, and yet get this weekly bitch session with yours surly, maybe you aren’t aware that it’s Black History Month.     Honestly, I can’t imagine how…

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The Swamp

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, Coffee is on, have a sit. Let’s talk about swamps.    Calling things swamps has gotten a bad name over the last couple decades, now they’re “wetlands”.     See, a swamp; that’s stagnant water, rotting vegetation, mud and wasted land that would be fertile as hell if not for…

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Values

  Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt,   Have a seat, and pour yourself something, let’s talk for a moment. Now I could have named this column Fear too, but that’s a might corny even for me, so we’ll go with values. But before we get into that, let me point something out. Both sides loons…

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Fear

Welcome back to the Scuttlebutt, Pull up a chair.  I’m feeling a little under the weather this morning (3 hours in a dental chair and a flu shot on the same day will do that to you) so let’s stay with coffee this morning.   Fear.  My what a powerful motivator fear is.  Now emotions…