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Blog Category: Life and Death

By Piper Bayard Everyone’s face freezes at forty-five. Seriously. At forty-five, give or take a year or two, Frosty the Face Freezer breathes on us at an unpredictable instant, and the expression we are wearing on our face at that … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Nicotine patches are flying off the shelves and personal trainers are working overtime. And every gym across the nation is filled with the January Resolutioners. image from US Air Force, wikimedia commons The Resolutioners are easy to … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Thirteen years ago today, a generation of little boys and girls learned that there are evil people in this world whose only desire is to kill everyone they cannot control. Even as children, it ignited a passion … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Meet Parker.       We got Parker from the Humane Society when I had a feeling there was a dog waiting there that would be a perfect fit for our family. Parker had been taken back … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Long ago, Holmes and I discussed the fact that we’re no good to each other dead. As we age, we have to work a little harder at that not getting dead thing than we used to. So … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard America is not a location. America is an ideal. It is the dream of a country where the government answers to the people, and not the other way around. Because America is an ideal, Americans are not … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Remember all of those Jeff Foxworthy “you might be a redneck if” jokes? I didn’t know I was a redneck until Jeff Foxworthy identified me. “If you’ve ever honked at chickens while pulling into your driveway . . … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard I turned fifty in 2013, and in my life, I’ve learned that growing old sucks. Small strains take months to heal, old wounds are new aches and pains, and where the young woman I was had the … Read the rest

Until last week, I didn’t know what a flood looked like. In fact, before this past week, I had the complacent notion that the world would stay pretty much as it was when I was born, at least for the … Read the rest

By Piper Bayard Do you ever get ticked off at the strangers around you for doing things you think are thoughtless, rude, or stupid? Yep, I do it, too. So today I’m going to fess up. I’m the one who … Read the rest

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