Alphonse Wilson Verbosifyin’ Here

By Slim Randles Alphonse Wilson verbosifyin’ here, once again. Need to talk a bit ‘bout names. Some of you might know me by my nickelname, Windy. Now you might think at first that I come about that name ‘cause I’ve been known to verbulate quite a bit, and I have to remit here that IContinue reading “Alphonse Wilson Verbosifyin’ Here”

The Valley Weekly Miracle

By Slim Randles Dud was awfully quiet all through the daily dissemination of anything on page one of the Valley Weekly Miracle, which wasn’t like him at all. Just sucked down caffeine and silently shook his head now and then. “Anita okay, Dud?” “Oh … sure, Doc.” “You okay?” He nodded, then looked up withContinue reading “The Valley Weekly Miracle”

Windy Visits Doc Fer Fear of the Plague

By Slim Randles “No, Doc,” Windy said, “don’t hurt or nothin’ like that, but you know, with all the plagues goin’ on right now, figgered it’s better to be safe than … “ “Sorry?” “I ain’t never sorry I come to see ya, Doc. You know that. Fell to sleep t’other night when all themContinue reading “Windy Visits Doc Fer Fear of the Plague”

Doc’s Thinking Back…

By Slim Randles Every now and then, thought Doc, that opportunity comes back to haunt me. Like it is right now on this crisp morning walk. It came early in his medical life, an invitation to join with a famous big hospital Back East. He’d make more money, he knew, and there was the seductiveContinue reading “Doc’s Thinking Back…”

Happy Thanksgiving!

By Slim Randles Happy Thanksgiving, world! One of my favorite days, but I couldn’t tell you why … exactly. Oh, it’s time to get the clan together around the table and compliment Grandma on how yummy the world’s dumbest bird is this year, like always. The complete stupidity of the turkey is legendary. Of course,Continue reading “Happy Thanksgiving!”

What Was Dud Thinking?

By Slim Randles “I took Duckworth to the dog show up in the city last weekend,” Dud said. The other members of the Mule Barn truck stop’s world dilemma think tank and philosophy counter just looked at him. Doc put it gently. “Dud, was this so he could get some inspiration on looking good?” DuckworthContinue reading “What Was Dud Thinking?”

Gettin’ That Yearly Flu Shot and Home Remedies

By Slim Randles You get them flu shots ever’ fall? I try not to, but Doc has this year nurse that’s not only stouter’n a streetsweeper, but fleet of foot as well. This year’s Windy, a-course. So, yeah, I prit-nearly allus get one a-them shots each fall. But I been workin’ on a way toContinue reading “Gettin’ That Yearly Flu Shot and Home Remedies”

Election Day and Yard Sign Clutter

By Slim Randles Have you been counting the minutes until election day when your neighbors can remove all those campaign signs from their lawns for another two years? Yes, these are mid-term elections, just as serious as the presidential election yet to come two years from now, but not as interesting. Why not? Because theContinue reading “Election Day and Yard Sign Clutter”

There’s Something to be Said About the Brightness of Day

By Slim Randles There’s something to be said for the brightness of day, of course, when the energies of the world improve our lot in life. But for a special time, give me the night. Give me the soft, velvety quiet of a country evening and its own sounds and flavors and scents. It’s goodContinue reading “There’s Something to be Said About the Brightness of Day”

The Benefits of Being a Cowboy

By Slim Randles “Someday,” said Steve, our resident tall, walrus-moustachioed cowboy, “I’m going to mess around and mix up some paint and when it’s just the right blend, I’ll sell it to people who love beauty and nature to paint the walls of their favorite room in the house.” “What?” said Dud. “I don’t understand.Continue reading “The Benefits of Being a Cowboy”