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The Hillbilly Bob Hirt “Hi … ? Bob …?” the fellow offered, almost quizzically, as he stepped out of his 1995 Honda Accord sedan at the edge of my driveway and sidled slowly over to me: “My name’s Jake Jenkins and I talked a couple days ago to your brother, Tommy, back East. He mentioned…

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Ducking the Problem Bob Hirt Duck Dynasty of TV fame has recently met its match. The Dynasty group, unshaven and often scruffy in appearance but no intellectual dummies, have graced television screens throughout the country with their quirky comments, their retorts and humor. But now in the news is another rather humorous item for us…

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And so goes the memory Bob Hirt We were recently sitting at a memorial at the Cottonwood tennis courts, along with some 500 others, to honor a deceased tennis professional and friend, all waiting for the program to begin. We were celebrating the life of a tennis pro who was tragically killed on nearby Riggs…

Interested in writing?

If you enjoy writing and feel that you want to share your skills, enjoy light banter and camaraderie and the willingness to be open to discussion and critique why not come to our monthly New Horizons Writers Group meetings? There are no dues, just a commitment to attend meetings with regularity and purpose. We’re a…

New Horizons Writers’ Group

Cooling off Bob Hirt Our society is moving at such a fast pace it’s sometimes difficult to keep abreast of the newest things, such as Pokemon and fantasy football, among others. Some children are now learning to swim by age three, sometimes earlier. That, of course, is a wonderful safety measure for all families, despite…

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One In, One Out Bob Hirt Drugs in our society are here to stay and the world knows it. I am referring to illegal drugs – drugs that stimulate, hypnotize, sedate, cause euphoria, eliminate pain, and generally cause an unreal existence on a daily basis. Sadly, there are people all over our society who are…

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Judgement ground? No! Bob Hirt The gate is usually open; mostly there’s no gate at all; all the secrets of every departed soul quietly reside there: in Forest Lawn Cemetery and in all the checkerboard-like plots in every land. all the memories, all the happenings, sit closely guarded under cold, hard stones that cannot speak,…

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Assert yourself, young man Bob Hirt Having been brought up on a large dairy farm with a couple teams of draft horses was a good experience for us kids. Those gentle “plugs,” as my Dad called them, were anything but a challenge. Billy and Sally were the gentlest animals one could ever imagine. If you’d…

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A “Currant” Affair Bob Hirt When little Charlie came in to the animal hospital he was wrapped in a blanket; not that it was cold, he was just unable to walk in under his own power. It all started at the beginning of a vacation for his owners, Mr. and Mrs. William Gillespie. They started…

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To Be or Not Bob Petrucelli It’s midnight on the Grand Central Parkway in New York City. A 60 year old man, obese, six feet tall, dressed in a Brooks Brothers overcoat and vested suit is standing on the ledge of the bridge crossing the highway. There is very little traffic because it is Thanksgiving.…