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Cocktails & Dreams

Thursday, September 24th, 2015

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“I see it in pink neon. Blink, blink, dinkity-blink.” – Doug Coughlin, “Cocktail”

Have I ever mentioned that I’m a child of the ’80s? You mean you haven’t all figured that out yet? Well I am, and “Cocktail” was at one point an all-time favorite. This was long before I realized Tom Cruise was insane… I mean, have you seen “Going Clear”? Complete wacko!

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Fall Comes To Willow Station…. Again

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015

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I think I first smelled Fall in the air three weeks ago. We were experiencing a week of unseasonably cool weather for Nebraska in August and I remember walking out the back door of the YNT (that would be the newspaper that I work at) and stopping in the middle of the parking lot and just taking in a deep breath. There it was. Fall. It was in the air. That cold, crisp smell tinged with a bit of smoke. The smoke was surely the result of someone grilling steaks for a summer cookout but I decided to pretend it was someone in the neighborhood firing up their fireplace.

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