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“Damned Buttons”

The summer I was sixteen, I alternated with my Dad driving my little sister to Fargo, North Dakota.  She had qualified for the High School National Finals Rodeo.  Our 1969 Chevy half-ton was loaded with the full sized camper that housed not only the three of us, but also...

“Like Mexican Food?”

I was the happiest, and one of the newest deputies with the Bernalillo County Sheriff’s Department.  I graduated top in my academy class, just finished my six-month rotation of bailiff duty at the Municipal Court, and freshly assigned to the third shift (graveyard) in the South Valley. My first...

Summer 1861 No 1

In the summer of 1861, Johanna Cardiff was becoming a young woman; her country was preparing for war.  This is her journal; these are her journeys.     Dear Brothers, I did not tell you, but during the preparations for your departures, I purchased this journal from Tobias Adams,...

Kick It In Gear

“Alright, Kwen, it’s time to kick it into gear.” I was sitting in a booth, in Panera’s, drinking my hot chocolate. Across from me, sat a diminutive woman with brown curly hair and intense blue eyes, and she was pointing the business end of a pencil at me. I’ve...