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Dave Meir

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Pee When You Can_001

Pee When You Can_001

I'm a big fan of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. And I'm guessing if you are as well then you're also a fan of the new Netflix Reacher movie with mountainous Alan Ritchson playing Reacher as opposed to the diminutive Tommy Cruise of previous Reacher movies. In...

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Here’s Looking at You Kid

Here’s Looking at You Kid

  Prologue Throughout the 1980s and 90s I worked as a residential real estate appraiser in southeastern Minnesota. If you’re unfamiliar, real estate appraisers are - most often - tasked by mortgage lenders to determine the value of a property. The lender wants to know...

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Pee When You Can_001

How to Eat Lunch

Just finished packing my lunch. Besides vegetables and dip and a bag of Bing cherries, I packed a hardboiled egg and a bag of shredded chicken. Now I'm going to spend the rest of the morning trying to figure out which one to eat first.

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07.09.22 – Billboards

07.09.22 – Billboards

The drive from Rochester to Brainerd is peppered with billboards. And as with all billboards, you'd probably agree, some stand out more than others. Like . . . Colt Ford in Concert Do you need any other information to know he's a country singer? But my question is,...

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07.10.22 – Home Again

07.10.22 – Home Again

Vacation is almost over. Back to the grind tomorrow. We've only been gone a week, but it's interesting how you can miss the day-to-day comforts of home. You've probably read articles about people who were away from home for months or years - and the things they...

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The Easter Rolex

The Easter Rolex

It occurs to me, as I struggle to write the opening of this story, how ignorant I can be. I’ve come to this realization - that may have been apparent to others all along - while thinking about how often I exist in my own little world. Assuming everyone's life is...

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Brotherly Love

Brotherly Love

My older brother Michael hasn’t beat the living crap out of me for more than 50 years now. Lucky for him. In this day and age, they’d lock him up for that sort of thing. Fifty years ago he got by with a stern talking-to from Dad. Needless to say, I was (almost) always...

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The Easter Fart

The Easter Fart

ME: “Gather ‘round kids; Grandpa has a story to tell you.” OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER: (excited) “Come on, Juniper, get over here; Grandpa’s going to tell us a story!” YOUNGEST GRANDDAUGHTER: (not excited) “Grandpa’s full of shit, Mary Jean-Jane. Not in all my eight years...

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Pee When You Can_001

I'm a big fan of the Jack Reacher books by Lee Child. And I'm guessing if you are as well then you're also a fan of the new Netflix Reacher movie...

Here’s Looking at You Kid

  Prologue Throughout the 1980s and 90s I worked as a residential real estate appraiser in southeastern Minnesota. If you’re unfamiliar, real estate...

Recent Vote Guarantees Hudsonville Michigan’s Continued Ignorance 

August 4th, 2022, marked the beginning of the end for the small-minded holier-than-thou 62 percent living in Jamestown Township/Hudsonville,...

How to Eat Lunch

Just finished packing my lunch. Besides vegetables and dip and a bag of Bing cherries, I packed a hardboiled egg and a bag of shredded chicken. Now...

07.09.22 – Billboards

The drive from Rochester to Brainerd is peppered with billboards. And as with all billboards, you'd probably agree, some stand out more than others....

07.10.22 – Home Again

Vacation is almost over. Back to the grind tomorrow. We've only been gone a week, but it's interesting how you can miss the day-to-day comforts of...

The Easter Rolex

It occurs to me, as I struggle to write the opening of this story, how ignorant I can be. I’ve come to this realization - that may have been...

Brotherly Love

My older brother Michael hasn’t beat the living crap out of me for more than 50 years now. Lucky for him. In this day and age, they’d lock him up...

The Easter Fart

ME: “Gather ‘round kids; Grandpa has a story to tell you.” OLDEST GRANDDAUGHTER: (excited) “Come on, Juniper, get over here; Grandpa’s going to tell...

Oh Hell No

It’s winter here in Minnesota, and it’s been a weird one so far. By this time last year, we were up to our asses in snow. This year - well, the day...

Rise of the Granny Grabber

This disturbing headline recently appeared on the CBS Minnesota WCCO Website: “70-Year-Old Woman Was Drinking Tequila, Holding Fake Gun While...

Raised By Smokers

No doubt you’ve heard the saying, “You can pick your friends but you can’t pick your family.” And while I personally have no regrets about my...

Icing on the Cake

I am not a shopper. I am what you might refer to as a “get-in-get-it-get-out” kind of consumer. The act of wandering a store looking at popcorn...

Rabbit Pee

Five seconds ago, the baby was being all cute and smiley and giggly. Now he was bleeding and red-faced-screaming at the top of his six-month-old...

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