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Old Coots Fire Department

poem by Wayne Edwards

Men Don’t Wash dishes

poem by Wayne Edwards

Unintended Compliment

poem by Wayne Edwards

Fishermen’s Lies

poem by Wayne Edwards

Dear Mr. Government Man, Sir

poem by Wayne Edwards

Last Ride

poem by  David Carlton

The Pollster

short fiction by John Pinkerton

Goodbye to Boomer

essay by Corky Cummings

Just Sayings

essay by Michael O’Brien

Heart Attack Leftovers

essay by John Pinkerton

Not a Chance from the Get-Go

essay by John Pinkerton

A Mulligan, Please

essay by John Pinkerton

Slogans You Remember

essay by John Pinkerton

Old Folks Homes

essay by Bill Neinast

Washington’s Farce

essay by Bill Neinast

Our Jury System

essay by Bill Neinast

What to Worry about

essay by Bill Neinast

Impeachment: a Christmas Gift

essay by Bill Neinast

Happy New Decade

essay by Bill Neinast

It’s What He Does

essay by Bill Neinast

Guest Authors

Big Al

Grady Arnold

Robin Avery

Tami Bachert

Hendrik Bergen

Steve Branch

Jay Brakefield

Mick Burson

Patricia Campbell

David Carlton

Rhonda Wheeler Cook

Frank Cox III

Corky Cummings

Russell Cushman

Samantha Jane DeMont

Wayne Edwards


John Grant

Paul Hord

Lisa Hughes

Bob Hurt


Ken Keller

Marc Lockard

Sue Ann Lockard

Scott McDermott

Eugene Miller

Sherrine Moore

Ken Muenzenmayer

Bill Neinast

Michael O’Brien

Bob Pankey

Theresa Perez

John Pinkerton

Amy Roman

Roy Sanders

Mick Stratton

Bill Tune

Lisa Urban

Ponk Vonsydow

Charles Wallis

Milton Watts

Curt Wills





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