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Funerals in the South I love funerals in the South. There are lots of family, lots of friends. Every time I go I have to remember how to put on my tie. I usually just close my eyes and let my hands remember. At one funeral I went to there were 3 bald guys patting the tops of their heads dry at the same ime, like it was that time in the service. There are always people talking about their last surgery, people talking about how good someone looked after they had lost a bunch of... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 16, 2018

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The Story I listen to a lot of audio books. You may not like Stephen King but if you listen to many of his books you'll know that he is at least one of the top 5 best writers / story tellers in the world and what you may not know is that he is also one of the best readers. To me a great book is one that tells the story as fast as it can, completely. There's no filler or going back and telling some other story, just the one. There's one guy on the NY Times best seller... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 9, 2018

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Windshield wipers and Kool-Aid I used to own a 65 VW bus. I paid $1500 for it. It was lots of fun but I worked on it almost every weekend. One of the more interesting things was the windshield wipers and the defrost. If it started raining I was going to get wet. The wipers worked every time as long as I stuck my hand under the dash board and pushed the rod back and forth. If I quit pushing they quit wiping. It was hard to shift gears and run the wipers at the same time. When the... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, June 2, 2018

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The Problem I was thinking about friends that I haven't seen in a long time and I remembered my buddy Vernard. He is a very smart guy. He was the valedictorian of his class in college. I'm sure I was in the bottom third of my class but I majored in computer science. One day he came over to my house and asked me to tutor him in a computer class, he didn't know anything about it, it was the only one he had to take, and he didn't want to mess up his GPA. So I did. The... Read More
Posted by Mack Oates at Saturday, May 26, 2018