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American Hardware

Just lay your hardware on the table, cowboy, and keep them hands up high.

Last Sunday, I bumped into Ron at the hardware store. In the central Midwest, where I live, it’s not unusual to meet an old friend pushing


Busing to Byzantium

A couple of springs ago, my daughter and I took a bus from Thessaloniki in northern Greece over the mountains to Istanbul.  The trip was ghastly.  In an effort to save some money, I had found us seats on a


The Ax, the Scythe, and the Pen

As we speed along the information highway at the close of one millennium and the beginning of another, it might be wise to stop for a moment, if not by woods on a snowy evening, at least at the next