Category Archives: James R. Coggins

Al Buchholtz

Al Bucholtz called me this morning. At five a.m. He said he was Al Bucholtz, he was 82 and he had had a stroke. Interesting information, but I wasn’t sure why he was telling me all this. He said he … Continue reading

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Letting Go

Nothing good is likely to come from a conversation that starts with the other person calling me “immature, stupid, and ignorant.” Yet this was what G. alleged when he contacted me by email a little while ago. G. was responding … Continue reading

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Panfilo de Narvaez

If you were paying any attention in school, you know of Hernan Cortes, the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Aztec Empire in Mexico with only a few hundred soldiers, and Francisco Pizarro, the Spanish conquistador who conquered the Inca Empire … Continue reading

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Growing Wild

I am pleased to announce that we have gone green. Or organic. Or wild. I am not a professional gardener, so I am not sure of the precise term. What I mean is that we have converted the big flower … Continue reading

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News Reporting in Jeopardy

  Media for $200 Alex Trebek is the Canadian-born host of the TV game show Jeopardy and is reportedly a committed Christian. He has also been battling pancreatic cancer. A few weeks ago, the news on our local TV station … Continue reading

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Boom and Busted

A couple pf weeks ago, my son-in-law was mowing our lawn when our lawn mower suddenly stopped working, for no discernible reason. I was puzzled, so I sent the attached picture to my brother, who is much more mechanically inclined … Continue reading

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When Mother is Queen by James R. Coggins

Many women don’t need Mother’s Day. This is because they are treated like royalty all year long. When a woman is treated like a queen, it means that: She is expected to be present at an endless round of athletic … Continue reading

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