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About jmichaeljones57

I am a writer and an avid fan of goats. The two facts are not mutually exclusive.

LET US NOW PRAISE CONTINUING TRADITIONS INVOLVING CHOCOLATE

We were not Catholic then but by golly, I experienced Purgatory for at least an hour every week. Continue reading

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To the January 6, 2021 mob

To the January 6 2021 mob: If you are wondering what is going to happen to you now that you have been arrested and face serious time on serious federal charges, let me assure you of one thing: your Great … Continue reading

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THE HAZARDS OF BEING A WHIPPING BOY

Long ago in the dark history of mankind, princes sometimes had a child of similar age as a playmate. The playmate was able to enjoy many privileges the prince enjoyed; fine clothing, plenty of delicious food, free time to play, … Continue reading

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When the best presents are memories

There are a few of my childhood Christmases that are memorable to me. Most are lost to time now; I know my parents and particularly, my mother struggled to give us as pleasant a holiday as she could every year … Continue reading

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The Future Wears A Bright Little Hat

I wrote about eight paragraphs about my fears of what might happen in the elections this fall, but then I stopped. I do not want to be negative today. Instead, I think I will do something else. This is the … Continue reading

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PARADOX: THE EVOLUTION OF THEOLOGY

Stridently religious people like to announce that people are leaving Christianity because Liberals/ Higher Education/ Modern Music/ Hollyweird/ Boomers/ Other is influencing too many people. No, I am not talking about good people in the world who are generous and … Continue reading

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False faith

“It’s a bible.” Did you hear Trump, Christians, when a reporter asked if the book he was carrying was his? “It’s a bible.” Listen to the way he said it, watch the way he held it. It didn’t matter to … Continue reading

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Eulogy for a friend

When I was in the second grade, my family moved from Bristow to Gypsy. I was shy, the youngest child of my family and therefore the one least prepared for new places and upheaval. I went to the small school … Continue reading

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Home is where you hang your hat

Ever since I moved to Denver in 2017 I have lived in the same 500-sq-ft apartment. I like the convenient location; it’s only two miles from my workplace so I often walked to or from work. There is a bus … Continue reading

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The New Normal

I haven’t minded sheltering in place at home, I really haven’t. In my little 500-sq-ft domain I have just about everything I need; communication devices with the outside world -hooray for the internet and cell phones! – and my favorite … Continue reading

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