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    Jim Warren, a Marietta, GA resident, is a self-taught writer of essays and observational humor. He is currently working towards completion of his second book: Barefoot on Hot Asphalt. His first book of essays: Cowlicked! Rants, Remembrances, and Ruminations is available through Amazon.com, Lulu.com or by contacting the author.
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      Dear Doris Day

      by | 23, Add your Comment | Jan 28, 2011
      Dear Doris Day

      Oscar award season is just around the corner, and my thoughts turned to you as they often do this time of year. When were we last together? Although it seems like only yesterday, it was in 1967 at the Carroll Theatre when you were starring in Caprice. I was the mesmerized 9-year-old boy in the middle of the theatre all alone that Saturday morning. I had fallen in love with you several years earlier …

      Now, over forty years later, I resist attending today’s movie houses, but this year there are several films I wanted to see before the little gold fellows are handed out to the lucky actors. I girded myself for what I knew was to be a challenging trip and headed out to my local movie megaplex. You see, Doris, the moviegoer’s experience has changed drastically since you and I were together last …

      When Laundry Attacks

      by | 12, Add your Comment | Jul 31, 2009
      When Laundry Attacks

      With all the friends who have come back into my life via Facebook, I am no longer amazed when another old buddy appears and brings a smile to my face. Just the other day, one more re-entered my life, although not by Internet, phone, reunion, or letter in the mail. Though it’s been decades since I even gave him a thought, it seems like we never missed a beat as I welcomed back my old friend, the clothesline. The nearly teary reunion came about during a recent discussion with a neighbor concerning all things green and sustainable. She was preaching the virtues of her efforts to reduce her carbon footprint in various manners in and around the house. According to her, simply by installing a clothesline, she has decreased her home electric bill substantially. In her slightly puffed up, Earth Mother manner, she informed me that next to the refrigerator, […]

      Anyone for Tofu-B-Que?

      by | 2, Add your Comment | May 12, 2009
      Anyone for Tofu-B-Que?

      I love to cook, so we don’t go out to eat very often, and when we do it is usually for some special celebration or the unexpected guest arrives.  Lately when eating out, I have noticed a couple of trends in the menus of restaurants that have caused me some concern and by raising the flag here, may perhaps derail before they move any further down the track of acceptablility. The first trend is that of infinitesimal type-size on the menu. Even when I take my reading glasses into the restaurant (which I must wear to read almost anything other than a good book), the florid descriptions of gastronomical wizardry are difficult to decipher without the aid of a magnifying glass approximately the size of the Hubble telescope. One recent visit to a local eatery found my party seated outside well after dark at a table with soft candlelight.  The minutes ticked by […]

      For My Many Moms

      by | 4, Add your Comment | May 6, 2009
      For My Many Moms

      My mother would have been 95 this year, and this month will be my 50th chance to tell her on Mother’s Day just how much she means to me. Even though I have never sent a card or flowers, I have always stated out loud: “Happy Mother’s Day, mom.” I have to think she is happy with that. You see, my mom died when I was only four years old. Few memories of my Mom exist for me, and a few old faded Polaroid’s are all that I have left…

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