Monthly Archives: January 2016

Back to School

Mr. Mickens was the custodian at my elementary school.  Quiet, strong, capable; he was the one who showed up when we called for help.  If someone was sick or hurt or had otherwise suffered any other sort of embarrassing incident, he … Continue reading

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From my window in the Shack, I can look across the Slough and see the guys from HEA working to get the power back on.  They’re lighting up their work area with trucks’ headlights — it’s 6:15 pm and has … Continue reading

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