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Rumination XLV – Organic Foods

The RT hears a lot of talk today about “organic” foods and knows it can be a quite confusing to the average reader. Since the RT lives to serve, he’s going to help clarify this situation. For example, at the … Continue reading

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Rumination XLIV – Today is the Day (2020 Edition)

Today is the day. The anniversary of Riley’s bleed. Twenty-one years ago today (in about an hour from now, as I write this) Riley’slife was forever changed. Mine was, too. On that day, my perfect baby boy suffered massive brain damage, … Continue reading

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Rumination XLIII – The RT Weighs in on Christmas

There are many, many traditions at Christmas, many of which are simply wrong. In this post, the RT takes time out of his busy Yuletide schedule to set the record straight.  For the record, Jesus (most likely) was NOT born … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories of My Mother – Prima Sectione

The Alligator (Circa 1940) Our story begins when Gerry Lou was a little girl. Maybe 10 years old, which would have been 1941 or so. Her father, Gerald Lee Brogoitti (Gerald … Gerry … see the correlation?), bought her a … Continue reading

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Stranger Than Fiction: True Stories of My Mother – Exordium

(In this episode, the RT begins a series of stories about his Mother, who gave birth to him and helped mold and shape him into the person that he is today) Preface – Gypsy Railroaders Those of you who have … Continue reading

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Rumination XLII – Eulogy for a Great Man

(Once again in this post, the RT yields to his more-balanced alter ego. The RT promises to return to his usual snarkiness in the near future.) Robert Ray McClanahan – known also as “Buddy”, “Slim”, “Ray”, “Mr. Mac”, “Double-R”, “Railroad McClanahan”, … Continue reading

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Rumination XLI – Twenty Years Later

(In this edition, the RT yields the floor to his far more balanced alter-ego. You may rest easy in the knowledge that the usual snarkiness of the RT will return in due time.) Exactly 20 years ago (as I write … Continue reading

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Rumination XL – The Rambling Texan’s Flora-Bama Travel Guide

This year has seen more than the usual amount of travel for the RT. Not only has the RT spent time in København in 2017, late summer brought an opportunity to spend a week in Flora-Bama. Where The Heck Is … Continue reading

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Rumination XXXIX – How To Succeed … By Really Trying

The RT’s son recently got a job at a local burger place. Since it was his first job, the RT thought he should offer some fatherly advice about work and work ethic. As the RT pondered these pearls of sage … Continue reading

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Rumination XXXVIII – The Rambling Texan’s Copenhagen Travel Guide

Introduction The RT had an opportunity to visit Copenhagen, Denmark recently to visit his Little Baby Girl, while she was studying abroad. As is the case in most of his travels, the RT made some noteworthy observations which will help … Continue reading

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