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Rusty DeWees

One at a time

The manager of my mom’s apartment complex was having an office carpet installed. more »

Oct 2, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

Destination: Redondo

Writers write about interesting old people, and farmers, and sick people and poor folks, and about benevolent movements to create new energy, and or save present energy, and buy food within a five-minute scooter ride of our home. more »

Sep 25, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

My friend, Norma

I’d guess Norma, at somewhere a bit south of 90 years old, stands a lean 5’6”. more »

Sep 18, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

No more!

…Paying double for organic, unless it’s double healthy as non-organic. more »

Sep 11, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

All by myself

I’ve known my best buddy for 35 years. He was 10 years old and I was 15. more »

Sep 4, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

Firsts this summer

Grew my first tomatoes. Six plants building at this evenings count, 50 bulbous green soon-to-be red firm round items. more »

Aug 28, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

Sugar smokes

Dead on my 50th birthday, I took up smoking cigars. Stupid? Maybe. more »

Aug 14, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

Well, hello good old discipline!

When I was bad, my Dad didn’t give me a time out; my dad became an impersonator, he impersonated Mel Gibson and pretended I was a Jewish movie executive. more »

Aug 7, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

The bear, the fawn, the mountain

Biking up the mountain, back of my house. Heart rate 125 or so, where I want it to hang through the ride. more »

Aug 1, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

Is there really a need to refresh?

I don’t vacate because I’d feel guilty. more »

Jul 23, 2012 2:40 PM Opinions

Rejoice: It’s summer and it’s sunny

Starting mid-March through 4:01 p.m., July 12, there has been a strecth of mostly pleasant, beautiful, and perfectly appropriate weather; more than any stretch of weather from any span of a spring to summer that I can recall. more »

Jul 17, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

It beats working

Last week I wrote to you a joke I came up with while shopping at the local grocery mart. more »

Jul 10, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

Two days, too much

We’ve had a season’s worth of sunny days with highs of 90, lows of 70. more »

Jun 26, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

I’m over it already

Without trying, my eyes and ears have caught wind of what will at the least be a second tier presidential campaign topic: Which candidate is more like us? more »

Jun 19, 2012 6:00 AM Opinions

Notes from a flight

When flying, I eat only a pre-flight banana until I arrive at my destination many hours later. more »

Jun 12, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

Trustfunders and other Vermonters

Checking in real quick here a day before I take off for New Mexico and my annual sister visit. I might take a couple additional nights in NYC this late September to see some city friends, but that’ll be it for my yearly vacating, because there’s nothing I want to vacate, really. more »

May 31, 2012 4:22 PM Opinions

Conscience eaters

Mint Tic-Tac colored lima beans, walnut halves, Caesar salad, leafy greens, beets, sunflower seeds, hunks of seasonal fruit, berries, non-seasonal fruit, dinky tomatoes halved and touched with herbs, mushroom, cottage and feta cheese, slaws, red onion cut in rings, raisins, craisins, sprouts, grapes, cucumber, red and green pepper, shredded carrot, croutons, olives, chopped apricot, salad dressings galore, and more, neatly, abundantly, respectfully presented. more »

May 28, 2012 2:45 PM Opinions

Frankly speaking ...

Use the word frank when describing frankincense, or frankfurters. more »

May 21, 2012 1:30 PM Opinions

Reading the classics

I’d asked my goddaughter and her hubby to gift me a few of the literary classics for Christmas. more »

May 15, 2012 12:00 PM Opinions

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