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The Tale of Two Tables
When I was a boy, we would often have family gatherings at my Aunt Lillian’s ranch in Marble Falls, TX. The days consisted of children running around the pastures, playing in the barns, riding horses, chasing chickens and generally behaving as children do. ...
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The Tale of Two Tables
A Tale of Two Tables No more. When I was a boy, we would often have family gatherings at my Aunt Lillian’s ranch in Marble Falls, TX. The days consisted of children running around the pastures, playing in the barns, riding horses, chasing chickens and gener...
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Chapter Thirty-Six. The End.
      “The opposite of the happy ending is not actually the sad ending--the sad ending  is  sometimes the happy ending. The opposite of the happy ending is actually the  unsatisfying  ending.”  ―  Orson Scott Card      I hope I'm leaving it the right way. I...
Chapter Thirty-Six. The End.
Chapter Thirty-Six. The End.
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Chapter Thirty-Five.
     So. This is the penultimate chapter of Making Sh*t Up: An Improvised Life. "Penultimate" is a very fancy word for "second-to-last," and I'm only using it here because I've never had cause to use that word in my entire life before today. And since it's ...
Chapter Thirty-Five.
Chapter Thirty-Five.
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Chapter Thirty-Four.
     So, I've decided to publish the last three chapters of the book before I officially turn 50. And since I officially turn 50 next Sunday, I should probably get after it. Chapter Thirty-Four Music and Mom   Eight years ago, at the age of forty, I picked ...
Chapter Thirty-Four.
Chapter Thirty-Four.
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Chapter Thirty-Three.
     So:      My girlfriend and I took our relationship to the next level. My favorite horse in all the world, whom I rode in nearly every Medieval Times show for a year, died suddenly, throwing me into a brief but intense period of depression. I have a tee...
Chapter Thirty-Three.
Chapter Thirty-Three.
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Chapter Thirty-Two.
     Yeah. I know. It's been over a month since you heard from me. I've been working on some shit. I'll show you in October.      I also thought long and hard about whether to publish this next chapter. I know it's going to hurt some feelings. Noses will be...
Chapter Thirty-Two.
Chapter Thirty-Two.
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Chapter Thirty-One.
     It's all fun and games to write about the world going to hell in a hand basket, and quite another thing when that shit actually starts to happen. The last two weeks have been nothing short of insane in my country, and a large part of that sad and tragi...
Chapter Thirty-One.
Chapter Thirty-One.
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Chapter Thirty.
Where were the women, Bill? Where were the goddam Winnebagos?      This week's chapter is a period of which I am proud and not proud. You'll understand in a minute. I have nothing genuinely negative to say about my brief time in the military, but you must u...
Chapter Thirty.
Chapter Thirty.
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Chapter Twenty-Nine.
That pretty much sums it up.      There's nothing quite so self-awareness raising as writing a memoir. Some people can't believe I actually post some of this shit about myself. Others simply don't believe it. They believe, as the name of the book suggests, ...
Chapter Twenty-Nine.
Chapter Twenty-Nine.
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