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Date : July 2005

Equal Cluelessness?

Categories: Relationships
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Published on: 2005.07.27

So! My last post evoked a quick response from a complimentary, yet mostly anonymous commenter, who assured me that women are equally clueless as men, when it comes to reading the thoughts of each other’s gender. And so the cycle continues. Yet, understanding can sometimes be accomplished with a dialogue (or, in this case, a[…]

Non-Survival Trait

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Published on: 2005.07.27

(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) There should have been a class. In this class, there would be a textbook with a title like, “How to Have at Least Part of a Clue What Members of the Other Gender Are Thinking.” The workbook would be called “Signs a Woman/Man Doesn’t Want[…]

I Am More Like A Rake

Categories: Off-Center Thoughts
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Published on: 2005.07.25

(Copied from my “Little Blue Notebook”) Some people are like shovels, digging deeper into one particular subject or interest. I am more like a rake, scraping the surface of a hundred categories.

Old Family Films

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Published on: 2005.07.24

Old photographs are certainly a joy to observe, but tonight I was reminded that in many respects, moving pictures are better than still ones. While a still photo may capture a “moment” or an instant in time, usually a posed moment, the motion picture can capture an entire afternoon, or an activity from beginning to[…]

Boredom Equals Empty Mind

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Published on: 2005.07.23

I’ve never been bored in my life. Not once. Don’t believe me? Then, my friend, you should read on. A thousand times in my nearly 33 years, I’ve heard people utter the words, “I’m bored,” or “This is boring.” Every time I hear it, I come to one of two conclusions: (1) either the person[…]

Seeing All the Angles

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Published on: 2005.07.19

I’ll admit it; I’m as guilty as the next guy. Sometimes, I’ll see the news reports about a police officer, or group of them, beating someone down, firing their weapons without apparent cause, chasing someone to death, and so on. And, just like the next guy, I’ll think, “Good Lord! When will they ever learn[…]

Better Get to Work

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Published on: 2005.07.13

I read recently [expired link removed] that American workers are working longer hours than workers in all other developed nations, and our average hours of work per year are actually increasing, unlike in other countries, where this number has been steadily dropping. Is this a surprise to anyone? Also, our wages are falling. This isn’t[…]

Words From An Old Friend

Categories: Nostalgia, Personal
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Published on: 2005.07.08

(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry.) My life can easily be divided up into neat little sections. Usually, it’s easiest to do this in chapters of where I lived. There were the Honolulu Years, the Tokyo Years, Choctaw (Okla.) Years, Texas Years, Missouri Years, Arkansas Years, and Seminole (Okla.) Years. This would be one[…]

Wonderful Coincidences

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Published on: 2005.07.05

(Copyright © 2005 by Wil C. Fry. All rights reserved.) For the first time in many years, my family had a traditional Fourth of July celebration. Oh, we always try something… a cookout, pop a few firecrackers… something. But this time, we had the whole package. Part of it was due to a series of[…]

Independence Day

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Published on: 2005.07.04

Dancing around in my head are memories of terribly hot Oklahoma summers from my childhood. They are happy memories. The adults cooking up tons of hot dogs and hamburgers, and laying red-and-white checkered table cloths over picnic tables with a thousand condiments and varieties of potato chips. The kids running willy-nilly across the sparse dry[…]

Six Years Gone (she is still with me)

Categories: Nostalgia, Poetry
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Published on: 2005.07.03

This week is the sixth anniversary of the death of Karisa, a young woman I knew in Arkansas. I thought I loved her. But I’ll never know for sure. I hope she thinks of me, wherever she is. The following is the poem I wrote about her, two months after hearing of her death. As[…]

War of the Worlds: The Movie

Categories: Movie Reviews
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Published on: 2005.07.01

First, as a fan of most science fiction literature, including H.G. Wells, I can say that the movie’s tone stayed close to that of the book. That tone was “scary,” not the kind of fear that someone in your average horror movie would feel, but the kind of fear you feel when the whole world[…]

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