Boondock Ramblings

A little bit about a lot of things

This weekend a person in our small county killed three of his family members and then himself. He’d been posting depressing cries for help for more than a month on his Facebook account and people who knew him said he was suffering from PTSD, possibly from his time in the service. A veteran suffering from …

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A disclaimer for this post – it is not meant to be political and no, I don’t plan to make this blog one that focuses on such issues in the future. This is just a “one-post” you might say. ‘Do I hate the term “fake news” as a phrase espoused time and time again by …

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” Don’t worry,” the 14-year-old told me as he climbed in the driver seat of the doorless Ranger all-terrain vehicle. “I’m a better driver than my mom.” He grinned. I knew he was talking about the bumpy, high-speed trip his mom had taken my husband on about a week before when the family’s cows escaped …

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I wouldn’t exactly say my parents encouraged me to go into journalism, but when I decided that would be my major in college, they didn’t fight it – too much anyhow. “It’s a pretty tough job, you know,” my dad said. And he was right. Fourteen years later I can definitely understand how some who …

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It’s time for my favorite blog posts from the week. This is the post where I share some of my favorite posts from other bloggers from the current or past week (or so). I’m trying to make it a regular feature, but honestly, I’m not sure I’ll keep up with it like I should. All …

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In the last several months I’ve cut way back on social media and found myself very lonely. The loneliness sometimes leads to depression, which isn’t good, but what is good is the fact I’m now back into reading and writing. I find I now look forward to bedtime, not because I have time to mindlessly …

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I heard it before I saw it and knew at that moment I’d made a mistake letting my 4-year old jump from the couch to the metal barstool we’d never actually used at a bar since we didn’t have one. I saw her hanging over the bottom rungs of the chair, now on its’ side, …

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For the first part of this work in progress click HERE. For the second part, click HERE. This is a work in process and there will most likely be typos and changes to it in the future. The busy sounds of people rushing by to complete their daily chores quieted as Jairus pushed the door …

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It’s been a while since Mom has let me take over the blog. For those of you who don’t know who I am, I’m Zooma the Wonder Dog and from time to time I like to take over the blog so you have something actually interesting to read. Shhh…don’t tell Mom I said that. You …

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