Monthly Archives: August 2018

Redemption Value

Here in California we have what’s called CRV. The letters stand for “California Redemption Value” and they’re on most plastic, aluminum, and glass beverage containers. We get charged at the register for the CRV. We’re supposed to get the money … Continue reading

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Rejection

We’ve all been on the receiving end of a gift we don’t want. If you can’t stand country music, ripping off the Christmas wrap and finding a CD entitled Country’s Greatest Hits isn’t going to go over very well. Nor … Continue reading

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Smothering the Spark

It had started out as a normal afternoon. My aunt was shopping at our local supermarket. One moment everything was fine, but in the next the driver of a car on the street outside lost control of his vehicle and … Continue reading

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Market Street

I love silent movies. I admit they don’t have the “punch” movies nowadays—in color and with incredible special effects—have. Yet, they were quite something when they were made, and they still remain a window into yesteryear. Take, for example, one … Continue reading

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