The Uncaring, the Callous, And the Goldseekers

The Uncaring, the Callous, And the Goldseekers   A short story     “Go beg from someone else because you and your child don’t interest me, I’ve got my own problems to look after,” said the man to the homeless woman who had stopped him on the street to ask for a little money to…

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I need a new god who accepts me the way I am (Long version)

My Christian friends and I are so sick of what our Pastor tells us about sin and judgment and all that other garbage that regularly makes us feel guilty and remorseful and takes the fun out of life. He is like not even in contact with the real world but is out there somewhere floating…

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A Day In the Sandbox

For today’s work, we needed to load over one thousand cubic yards of mixed gravel and soil and bring it to the giant sand and gravel depository which lay at the close distance of thirteen miles. So we were four drivers, my three-axle dump truck, one four axles, one single screw tractor with dump trailer…

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The Traffic Circle

Today was a very busy and furious one with myself running from the gravel deposits to the job site, one minute to load, six minutes to drive and two minutes to dump and clear the gravel residue from the rear of the truck before returning for another 35,000 lbs. All would go well if it…

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The wife wants to go shopping.

The wife wants to go shopping. So my wife decided to go with me to the car wash this morning, man, I should have known better! My plans this morning were so easy and laid back! All I wanted to do was just wash the car at 8:00 AM and go back to the house…

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The Grill Party

So yesterday, my wife says to me, “Today is my aunt’s eightieth birthday, and we need to be there at 5:30 PM.”  Oh boy, another birthday and another ten cups of coffee and ten different plates of cakes that everyone is expected to have and with that thought in mind, I quietly pushed the bedroom…

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The Sea of Time

There was a man who climbed a mountain; the sea was his desire. He thought if he climbed high enough, he’d see it from afar. From where he stood, his vantage point was just above the trees, and perhaps this was high enough for him to view the sea. But to his consternation and the dismay upon his…

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The Preacher; The Third Commandment

  “You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.” With these words, the Preacher began his sermon.  “As most of you are probably assuming that the Bible means using it as a word interwoven with cursing,…

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The Preacher: Give The Congregation What They Need

  The first who came up to him as he stood by the double doors was Mrs. Pilski with her husband in tow and judging by the look on her face, a compliment would not be forthcoming!  “Young man, excuse me, Reverend Prescott” she began, ” I must once again remind you that we hired you…

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