Monthly Archives: August 2006

Who is going to sit on your jury?

My neighbor had jury duty today, and she reminded me of the things they ask in jury selection. I have been a juror 3 times, and I always go when called, because I feel strongly that if all hell breaks … Continue reading

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The last fires

This morning Phil and I went to a mass for a coworker of mine.  And while I did not know him well, it always has an impact on you to go hear about someone’s life.  I have two things that … Continue reading

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Leaving Elko

Last night I had dinner at the Elko Airport.  Sushi, to be exact.  And as I sat with my Fetzer Merlot (a bit of a risk based on my general state of exhaustion), my cucumber roll (seemed like no risk … Continue reading

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The Star

Today I ate at the Star.  The food was amazing, and I don’t think it is only because I was awfully hungry and had been up for 8 hours by the time I ate lunch. The Star is this wonderful … Continue reading

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Desperation

Today I spent the morning at a mine plant that is rumored to have been the location that inspired Stephen King to write Desperation.  I sat quietly with my computer for awhile and no great novels flew from my fingers.  … Continue reading

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Armpit

Tonight I dined in a truck stop, in what the Washington Post once called the armpit of America.  But only after wearing my hard hat, steel toed boots and green vest out to the mine (over my clothes, of course, … Continue reading

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There’s Joy in Them There Hills

With all the things going on in our lives, I have used my heart more in the last couple months than I usually do.  Strangely, and happily, enough, that applies to the good as well as the rough stuff.  This weekend, … Continue reading

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