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With mosquitoes and low-hanging branches taking turns attacking his face as he trudged through the woods, for a fleeting moment, Chad considered turning back. The burlap sack slung over his back seemed to grow heavier and heavier with every step deeper into the woods....

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James

“Honey, please don't forget to take your medication,” said Haley Dutessa, poking her head through doorway leading from the kitchen to the living room, where her husband James sat, typing away on his laptop. Having heard what sounded like his wife coming up their...

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Short Story: a Short Story

...And then, as a thank you to the staff that had just elected him President of the company, George fired each and every one of them. Except, of course, Patricia. Like an old man visiting his childhood home, the two of them would periodically return to that spot to...

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Five Signs You Live in Lancaster, Pennsylvania!

As fall begins to yield to the throes of winter, the time we spend outdoors grows smaller and smaller, the blistering wind forcing us from our football fields, our playgrounds and our above ground post-Trump nuclear war bunkers to the safety and warmth of the indoors....

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An Open Letter to People Who Write Open Letters

This isn't easy for me to write. It isn't easy, but it's important. It's important that I write this because the feelings I have for you are so personal. They're pseudo-deep and deal with such meaningful and deeply-rooted emotions. Which is why I'm not telling you in...

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Look, I Did a Vote

Let me start by pointing out that the title of this entry is a lie—Pennsylvania does not allow for early voting, so I have not in fact done a vote yet. But come Tuesday I will do a vote. So while Pennsylvania also doesn't mandate that employers give you time off to...

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IASIP Review: Being Frank

  I know what you're thinking, and no, unfortunately season 12 episode six “Being Frank” does not explain the Russian hats that Frank and Charlie were wearing throughout episode five. Now that I've likely lost about 2/3rds of my readers with that last sentence,...

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What it Means to be an All-Star

It's not far off to think that most every kid in this great nation at some point during childhood dreams of playing professional sports. I say “most” every because there are children that prefer crafting or throwing rocks at school buses, but those kids aren't going...

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Pete Rose As “Charlie Hustler”

About a week ago, Pete Rose was finally recognized by the baseball elite who enshrined him in the hall of fame. Granted, it was not the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, NY. No, he won't be getting into that one anytime soon unless he pays the $15 for a...

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