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The James McAllen Blog

Got Vax?

I’m a born skeptic. I don’t believe anything that I can’t see for myself. If my wife comes home, drenched like a rat and tells me it’s raining, I still get up and look at the window. That’s just my nature.  In Jan of 2020, my two friends, whom I shall call Heckle...

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Just a tale before I go…

From time to time, I need to take a break from Social Media. The events of this past year have made those breaks longer in duration and more frequent. After today’s impeachment decision, I decided that I needed to step back again, lest I lose any more friends. But...

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The Search

Pete Hamil died last week. He was the last of a dying breed. The last dinosaur. They are all extinct now; Ink-stained wretches that were as much a part of the story as the people they wrote about. There was him, Breslin, McAlary, and a few others. Even Hemingway...

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Strange Memories

Given all the chaos surrounding 2020, it’s not unusual for someone with OCD who deals with everyday anxiety to be caught up in the emotion of the moment, and have their brain go spinning off wildly in an unseen direction.Yesterday was such a day. I live two blocks...

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Everything is Broken

Generally speaking, I’m an optimist. I always like to look at the glass as half-full, and I rarely complain about the world around me. Oh wait. That’s not true. All I do is complain about the world around me. In fact, I wake up every day wondering how I’m...

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Alone

I’ve always been a loner. When I was a tyke, if I was bothering my mother, she would send me to my room as punishment. Only, I relished it. Rather than going to my room, I would retreat to hers, with my carry-case of Hot Wheels cars in tow. My parents had a...

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