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“Making Sugar Cookies”

Yesterday, my wife (Mariah) and older daughter (Frankie) decided it was time to make some holiday goodies. They made peanut butter fudge, Heath fudge, peppermint bark fudge, and…ummmm…sugar cookies. Frank, who is 25, married, and expecting, bought some cookie cutters, … Continue reading

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“We Found a Spider on Our Walk” by Richard F. Yates

Yesterday afternoon was warm and pleasant (especially for mid-October in the Pacific Northwest,) so Mariah and I went for a little walk. The primary destination for our jaunt was the house that our older daughter and her husband are in … Continue reading

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“Japanese Garden @ Lake Sacajawea, Longview, WA, USA” by Richard F. Yates

As the temperatures crept into the 90s (F) yesterday afternoon, Mariah (“The Boss”) and I decided that we wanted to leave our stuffy, non-airconditioned house (who needs A.C. when the temperature rarely goes above 80?) and we headed up to … Continue reading

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“Inside ‘The Chinese Gardens'” by Richard F. Yates

Last weekend, my family took me out to Fathers’ Day dinner at a cool little restaurant in Longview, WA, USA, called ‘The Chinese Gardens.’ The food was fantastic, the company was perfect, and the artwork and design elements around the … Continue reading

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“Gold Bug!” by Richard F. Yates

Had this little thing crawl across a table yesterday. It wouldn’t sit still, so this is the clearest photo I could get, but I thought it was cool. —Richard F. Yates (Primitive Thoughtician and Supreme Bunny Lord of The P.E.W.) … Continue reading

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“Three Reasons I Never Get Much Done Around the Bunker” by Richard F. Yates

The first reason is Boo. He’s a scaredy cat, and he’s constantly knocking the water dish over… THIS one, Cheese, is TROUBLE. Climbs on the tables and kitchen counters, fights with the other cats, sneaks outside every chance he gets, … Continue reading

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“Happy Monday” by Richard F. Yates

—Richard F. Yates

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